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Application to the program

Application to the Elementary Education major is made during the spring semester of the Sophomore year. Students must be accepted to an education major before enrolling in EDU courses numbered 3000 or higher.

Download the Middle/Secondary Education Application to Program form (pdf)


Course schema


Student handbooks

School of Education Undergraduate Student Handbook

Portfolio Handbook


Licensure information

Initial teacher licensure is a critical step for new teachers. Here are some guidelines for obtaining your Minnesota teacher's license.


CSS Education Association

What do we do?

Throughout the year we put on a couple panels where teachers from Duluth come and speak to CSS students about a certain topic. Previous topics have been about Procedures, Hands on Learning, and Socio-Economics dynamics in a classroom. We also put on a book fair each semester. There are other smaller events or activities we try and do as well, like organizing apparel for the department and fundraising for charities.

The Education Association is open to any education student (K-12).

2014-15 Officers
Co-Presidents:  Nick Plankers and Joe Geiselman
Secretary:  Sami Roettger
Treasurer:  Tony Wojtysiak

Want to know more?  Feel free to contact Nick Plankers or Joe Geiselman.


Background check policy

After much study and deliberation, the School of Education has implemented a Background Study Policy for all students enrolled in School of Education programs.

Full details of the background check policy


Student services


Student teaching resources and other forms

Students should apply to student teaching in spring of their Junior year.

Application to Student Teaching | Middle/Secondary Education program (pdf)

Student teaching forms and other documents


Frequently asked questions

Answers to some of the questions we are asked most frequently.

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Course schedule

Wondering which classes are offered next semester? Looking for a CRN for regisration?

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Course descriptions

Concentration listings include both required and elective courses. See the appropriate course schema for full details. Course Creation Center

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Expand and Collapse EDU 1505 - Introductory Field Experience

Includes classroom visits and tutoring in a local school. Details of time and location will be shared in EDU 1540. A $50 background check is required before students are allowed to enroll in this course. This field experience portion of the introductory course is taken concurrently with EDU 1540.

Expand and Collapse EDU 1540 - Introduction to Teaching

Introduction to schooling, teaching and the foundations of education. The major purpose is to help students clarify their thoughts and feelings about becoming a teacher. Topics include teachers, students, schools, teaching, curriculum, instruction, school governance, school finance, history of U.S. education, philosophy of education. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 1505.

Expand and Collapse EDU 2102 - Secondary Health & Drug Edu

Examines adolescent health issues and health problems within the context of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. Suicide, eating disorders, violence in school, family and relationships, sexual abuse, and STDs are explored by defining the issues and problems, identifying causal factors, looking at the effects on learning and discussing prevention as well as intervention and follow-up.

Expand and Collapse EDU 2210 - Educational Psychology

Examines children’s cognitive, social, moral, and emotional development as a function of their social and cultural context: the school. The course introduces theories of intelligence, learning, memory, motivation, and behavior. Application of theory to practice is emphasized, with a focus on critical thinking, metacognition, models of instruction, and classroom management approaches.

Expand and Collapse EDU 2215 - Edu Psyc Field Experience

This field experience involves observing and helping in local schools. The student will connect learning from EDU course(s) to the field experience and produce documentation of said learning. Note: Completing and passing the SOE background study is required prior to starting this field experience.

Expand and Collapse EDU 2300 - Human Relations

Provides students with an understanding of the importance of using multicultural approaches and diversity sensitive behaviors in the classroom. Students explore their own monocultural/multicultural socialization and examine their own assumptions and beliefs as they study the complex dynamics of the teaching/learning relationship. Topics include: the social construction of difference - race, class, gender, and sexual orientation; power, privilege, and the dehumanization process; the relationship between education and social justice.

Expand and Collapse EDU 2800 - Teaching Process I

Provides students with an understanding of the characteristics of a positive classroom environment in which respect is emphasized. Students examine how the teaching/learning environment is influenced both by the relationship between the teacher and the students and by the content and the methodology chosen by the teacher. Topics include: classroom management; communication with parents/guardians; middle level education; the teaching philosophy-classroom environment connection; and technology integration. Students learn how to incorporate multiple intelligences activities, reading strategies, and computer- based technology skills into daily lesson planning. Corequisite: EDU 2805.

Expand and Collapse EDU 2805 - Field Experience Middle School

Introduces students to the culture of a middle school environment. They observe and assist teachers, interview school personnel, talk with students, and teach lessons that incorporate computer-based technology activities and reading strategies. Corequisite: EDU 2800.

Expand and Collapse EDU 3800 - Teaching Process II

Explores the dynamics among four dimensions of the teaching/learning relationship – teachers, students, course content, and methodology – with the emphasis this semester on content and methodology. Topics include: daily and long-term planning; the advantages and limitations associated with various instructional strategies; reading and writing strategies for use across the curriculum; assessment; the Minnesota Department of education Content Standards; multi-cultural, diversity-sensitive approaches to learning in the classroom; the integration of technology skills. Pre-requisites: EDU 2800, EDU 2805

Expand and Collapse EDU 4700 - Middle Level/HS Student Teach

Provides students with a practical teaching experience in a local middle school or high school under the supervision of a licensed teacher. This placement includes maintaining an environment conducive to learning; planning and teaching learning units (using both long-term and daily planning tools); developing assessments to evaluate students' learning; working with students with diverse learning needs; communicating effectively with students, parents/guardians, colleagues, and school support personnel; and participating in school activities.

Expand and Collapse EDU 4710 - Gr 5-12 Student Teaching Semnr

Helps students reflect on and deal with situations encountered in their student teaching experience. Attendance is required. Class discussions and reflections come from the daily challenges of being with students in a classroom setting. Time is also spent on discussing the job application, portfolio development, and licensure processes. Must be taken concurrently with EDU 4700.

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Expand and Collapse Biology

Expand and Collapse BIO 1120 - General Biology II

Advanced application of concepts presented in General Biology I with focus on the study of population genetics, evolution, ecology, plant biology and animal diversity. Current topics in biology are also investigated, including the genetic modification of organisms and the impact of global climate change on living systems. 3 class hours, 2-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 1110.This course is required of all biology majors.

Expand and Collapse BIO 2020 - Microbiology

An introduction to microbiology including study of the morphology, diversity, evolution, physiology, genetics, metabolism, ecology, biotechnology, pathogenicity, immunology, epidemiology and control of microorganisms. Prerequisites: BIO 1110 and 1120 or BIO 1036.

Expand and Collapse BIO 2021 - Microbiology Lab

An introduction to microbiological laboratory work covering techniques and experiments in microbial structure, metabolism, growth and identification. Prerequisites: BIO 1110 and 1120 or BIO 1036. BIO 2020 may be a prerequisite or a co-requisite. Recommended for all biology majors.

Expand and Collapse BIO 2110 - Anatomy and Physiology I

Introductory study of anatomy and physiology of the vertebrate body with an emphasis on the human. Topics include an introduction to cells, tissues, and systems organization, osteology, fluid compartments, gross and microscopic anatomy, physiology of the circulatory system, body defense systems and the gross anatomy of musculature. 3 class hours, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 1110 or BIO 1036.

Expand and Collapse BIO 3100 - Life's History

Study of the events concerning the creation of the solar system, earth and life. The evolutionary history of life and the processes of natural selection will be emphasized. Follow Earth’s 4.6 billion year history as it unfolds producing from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and wonderful. Prerequisite: Must be in second year or higher in college. Recommended for all Biology Majors.

Expand and Collapse BIO 3210 - Field Biology

A survey course of the contemporary and traditional field methods used by biologists. Topics include techniques used in the areas of entomology, floristics, ornithology, mammalogy and mapping. 4 hour lab course. Prerequisite: Bio 1110 and 1120.

Expand and Collapse BIO 3220 - Plant Systematics

Introduction to systematics of vascular plants with emphasis on identification of woody plants, representative families, terminology and use of taxonomic keys. 2 class hours, 4-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 1110 and 1120.

Expand and Collapse BIO 3500 - Genetics

Study of classical and molecular genetics, gene interaction, linkage and population genetics. 3 class hours, 2-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 1110 and 1120. This course is required of all biology majors.

Expand and Collapse BIO 4170 - Ecology

Study of the basic principles of ecology, interrelationships and identification of plants and animals making up principal communities of this region, the dynamic balance of communities and the productivity of natural resources. The course includes a research experience. 3 class hours, 3-hour lab. Prerequisite: BIO 1110 and 1120.

Expand and Collapse CHM 1110 - General Chemistry I

An introduction to atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, chemical periodicity, and equilibrium. Three 65-minute lectures, one 2-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: high school chemistry and appropriate placement test score.

Expand and Collapse CHM 1120 - General Chemistry II

A study of solutions, equilibria, coordination chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, and qualitative analysis. Three 50-minute lectures, one 3-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 1110.

Expand and Collapse MTH 1111 - College Algebra

Topics include a brief review of elementary algebra, introduction to polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions using both symbolic and graphic approaches. Emphasis is on applications in a variety of disciplines and solutions of real-world problems. Students planning to continue mathematics receive appropriate preparation. Prerequisite: three years of high school math or instructor's permission.

Expand and Collapse NSC 3333 - Science Methods

This course is designed to assist prospective middle and high school science teachers successfully conduct and manage an inquiry-based science program. Emphasis is placed on how teachers can enhance learning and motivation for students at every stage of mental development. Topics include: technology in the science classroom, inquiry techniques, investigation techniques, demonstrations, science teaching reform, and specific science programs. Prospective teachers will plan, execute, and evaluate lesson plans with their peers in a public school setting.

Expand and Collapse NSC 3335 - Science Methods Field Experien

This experience introduces prospective teachers to the culture of the high school environment. Students observe and assist a biology or chemistry teacher, interview school personnel, talk with students, and teach technology-integrated lessons and content reading strategies in their subject area. Assessment strategies are observed and practiced. Co-requisite: NSC 3333

Expand and Collapse PSC 1202 - Cosmic Systems

A study of the universe as a set of interacting, evolving systems: galaxies, stars, the solar system and the Earth with its rocks, oceans and atmosphere. Study includes investigations of the matter-energy cycles in these systems and the effects of natural and human interventions upon them. In-class investigations and discovery activities and field trips are part of this course. Mainly for elementary and middle school teacher education students.

Expand and Collapse PSC 2001 - Physics I

Algebra-based general physics including Newtonian mechanics (motion, force, energy, momentum) harmonic motion, waves and sound. Students must have ease and familiarity with basic algebraic and trigonometric techniques. Includes one 2-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MTH 1111 or higher.

Expand and Collapse PSC 2002 - Physics II

A continuation of PSC 2001. Focus is on electricity and magnetism, light waves, geometric optics, and modern physics including relativity, quantum theory and atomic physics. Includes one 2-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: PSC 2001.

Expand and Collapse PSC 4150 - Science and Culture

An integration of concepts from the history, philosophy and sociology of the sciences. This course examines the interrelationship between science and its cultural matrix, the impact of science and technology upon society, and the complementary impact of societal factors on the development of science and the scientific community. Students are expected to do extensive reading of primary sources, reflective writing, and research papers.

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Expand and Collapse BIO 1104 - Life Science

Survey course covering a broad range of topics in the life sciences from cell structure and function to ecology. 3 class hours, 2-hour lab. This course is not counted toward the biology major, but may be counted for the minor.

Expand and Collapse CHM 1110 - General Chemistry I

An introduction to atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, chemical periodicity, and equilibrium. Three 65-minute lectures, one 2-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: high school chemistry and appropriate placement test score.

Expand and Collapse CHM 1120 - General Chemistry II

A study of solutions, equilibria, coordination chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, and qualitative analysis. Three 50-minute lectures, one 3-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 1110.

Expand and Collapse CHM 2200 - Organic Chemistry I

Introduction to structure, properties, and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, alkyl halides, and ethers. Three 50-minute lectures, one 2-hour lab each

Expand and Collapse CHM 3460 - Physical Chemistry I

An introduction to thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, kinetics, and phase equilibria. Three 65- minute lectures a week. Prerequisites: C- or higher in PSC 2002,MTH 2222,CHM2210.

Expand and Collapse CHM 4020 - Inorganic Chemistry

An intensive study of acid-base concepts, bonding, ligand field theory, molecular orbital and symmetry principles, reactions, energetics, coordination compounds, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry. Laboratory focuses on synthesis and reactions of a broad range of inorganic and organometallic compounds. Three 50- minute lectures, one 3-hour lab a week. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM1120,2210,3000. (Offered spring semester in even numbered years, e.g. 2012, 2014.)

Expand and Collapse CHM 4060 - Undergraduate Research

An introduction to original laboratory research in collaboration with a faculty member; requiring literature searching, experimental planning, a minimum of 8 hours laboratory work a week, a final written report and an oral presentation of the work. Prerequisite: junior standing, application according to departmental policy and permission of the instructor.

Expand and Collapse NSC 3333 - Science Methods

This course is designed to assist prospective middle and high school science teachers successfully conduct and manage an inquiry-based science program. Emphasis is placed on how teachers can enhance learning and motivation for students at every stage of mental development. Topics include: technology in the science classroom, inquiry techniques, investigation techniques, demonstrations, science teaching reform, and specific science programs. Prospective teachers will plan, execute, and evaluate lesson plans with their peers in a public school setting.

Expand and Collapse NSC 3335 - Science Methods Field Experien

This experience introduces prospective teachers to the culture of the high school environment. Students observe and assist a biology or chemistry teacher, interview school personnel, talk with students, and teach technology-integrated lessons and content reading strategies in their subject area. Assessment strategies are observed and practiced. Co-requisite: NSC 3333

Expand and Collapse PSC 1202 - Cosmic Systems

A study of the universe as a set of interacting, evolving systems: galaxies, stars, the solar system and the Earth with its rocks, oceans and atmosphere. Study includes investigations of the matter-energy cycles in these systems and the effects of natural and human interventions upon them. In-class investigations and discovery activities and field trips are part of this course. Mainly for elementary and middle school teacher education students.

Expand and Collapse PSC 2001 - Physics I

Algebra-based general physics including Newtonian mechanics (motion, force, energy, momentum) harmonic motion, waves and sound. Students must have ease and familiarity with basic algebraic and trigonometric techniques. Includes one 2-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MTH 1111 or higher.

Expand and Collapse PSC 2002 - Physics II

A continuation of PSC 2001. Focus is on electricity and magnetism, light waves, geometric optics, and modern physics including relativity, quantum theory and atomic physics. Includes one 2-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: PSC 2001.

Expand and Collapse PSC 4150 - Science and Culture

An integration of concepts from the history, philosophy and sociology of the sciences. This course examines the interrelationship between science and its cultural matrix, the impact of science and technology upon society, and the complementary impact of societal factors on the development of science and the scientific community. Students are expected to do extensive reading of primary sources, reflective writing, and research papers.

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Expand and Collapse CTA 1114 - Mass Communication

Analyzes the relationship between media and society through the interaction of technology, business, audiences, culture and government. Through lecture, discussion, field trips and other in-class activities, the course reviews the history and theories of mass communication as they relate to specific media.

Expand and Collapse EDM 3220 - Educ Res Children & Young Adlt

Provides students with knowledge and skill in the use of appropriate educational resources for the promotion of reading, listening, and viewing literacy. Students examine a wide variety of resources appropriate for use with K-12 students. Students learn to assess K-12 students' interests, goals and abilities.

Expand and Collapse ENG 1120 - Mythology

Myth as society's way of expressing itself is approached here through narrative frames and choices and interpretation of stories from primary sources. Stories are taken from the ancient Mediterranean, South and East Asia, early America and modern Africa. Study will reach to include myths selected from China, India, Islam, Japan, Africa and/or the early Americas.

Expand and Collapse ENG 2250 - Introduction to Poetry

Study of theory, forms and techniques of poetry with greatest emphasis on close study of selected poems. The course focuses on the major forms of poetry and the relationship of metaphor, symbol, tone and metrics to meaning.

Expand and Collapse ENG 2251 - Introduction to Fiction

Survey of the world's great novels in a variety of cultural settings and idioms. Special attention is given to the forms and conventions of the genre, and to the critical apparatus by which a reader may intelligently analyze works of fiction. A typical reading list might include works by Austen, the Bronte sisters, Flaubert, Twain, Dostoevsky, Lawrence, Hurston, Camus and Erdrich.

Expand and Collapse ENG 2252 - Introduction to Drama

Study of theory, forms and dramatic conventions of plays taken from Greek, medieval, Renaissance, neoclassical, modern and contemporary periods.

Expand and Collapse ENG 3300 - Creative Writ: Fict & Nonfict

The reading of appropriate fiction and writing of short weekly pieces and a final short story. The class includes presentations on technique. Students need not be English majors. Work from this class is often published in the St. Scholastica literary journal, Out of Words.

Expand and Collapse ENG 3301 - Creative Writing: Poetry

Reading and discussion of poetry to learn technique from published poets. A final portfolio of poetry required which will include students' choice of their best work. Students need not be English majors. Work from class is often published in the St. Scholastica literary journal, Out of Words.

Expand and Collapse ENG 3310 - American Literature I:Beg-1900

Survey of American literature (poetry, essays, short stories and novels) beginning with Anne Bradstreet in the 17th century and including such authors as Irving, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Melville, Stowe, Twain, et al. The course focuses on writers' responses to the political, social and literary concerns of the period, as well as to more general human concerns. Some attention to issues of form.

Expand and Collapse ENG 3311 - American Literature II: 1900 -

Survey of works by American poets and prose writers from the late 1800s through the 1990s. Poets include Dickinson, Frost, Williams, Stevens, Eliot, H.D., Marianne Moore, Plath, Wilbur and Rich. Novelists include Cather, Faulkner, Hemingway, Malamud, Walker, Morrison, Updike, Nabakov, O'Brien and Erdrich; American dramatists include Miller, O'Neill, Shepard, Albee and Williams. Short story writers include Anderson, Chopin, Cheever, O'Connor, Mason, Beattie and Oates.

Expand and Collapse ENG 3320 - British Literature I

Survey of English literature from the beginning until the late 18th century, including important and representative texts from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the neo classic era. The course offers a view of literature within its historical and cultural context.

Expand and Collapse ENG 3321 - British Literature II

Survey of British literature from the end of the 18th century to the present day, including poetry, drama and prose from the Romantic period, the Victorian period and Modernist canon. The course offers a historical context so that students may understand the writers in relation to one another and to the world they inhabited.

Expand and Collapse ENG 4430 - English Language & Linguistics

Introduction to the history of the English language, theories of grammar and major topics in linguistics. Class discussions will focus on a variety of questions: how language got started, what it is, where English comes from, how English has changed, the extent to which there is such a thing as correct English, what dialects are and how they are significant, how words and their semantic values change, what the major approaches to grammar are, how people learn language, how the mind processes language, how linguistics can help teachers and how systems of writing arose and developed.

Expand and Collapse ENG 4440 - COM Arts / Literature Methods

Provides students with an integrated approach to the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing skills in both middle level and high school settings. Topics include: teaching strategies that address the stages of the reading process and the writing process; teaching strategies that help students interpret and evaluate texts in a variety of ways; assessment; technology integration; selection of middle school and high school texts; lesson design and presentation; membership in professional organizations. Pre-requisites: EDU 2800 and EDU 2805.Co-requisite:ENG 4445.

Expand and Collapse ENG 4445 - Communication Arts/Lit Methods

Introduces students to the culture of a high school environment. They observe and assist teachers, interview school personnel, talk with students, and teach lessons that incorporate computer-based technology activities and content area reading strategies. Co-requisite: ENG 4440.

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Expand and Collapse CIS 2085 - Programming I with Java

An introduction to object-oriented programming using the Java language, a cross-platform Internet programming language. The course examines the nature of programming and its use in solving problems. Students learn to read and write programs using standard programming structures, including input/output, control statements, loops and methods. No prerequisite.

Expand and Collapse MTH 2222 - Calculus II

Study of numerical integration, applications of definite integrals, improper integrals, sequences and infinite series, basic ideas and methods for solving differential equations. Prerequisite: MTH 2221.

Expand and Collapse MTH 3302 - Contemporary Geometry

Foundations of Euclidean geometry, solid geometry; introductions to non-Euclidean geometry; spherical geometry. Course includes dynamic geometry investigations using appropriate software. Prerequisite: MTH 2401 or instructor's permission.

Expand and Collapse MTH 3321 - Multivariable Calculus

Topics include functions of several variables, gradients, partial derivatives and multiple integrals, vector fields, Green's and Stoke's theorems, and applications. Prerequisite: MTH 2222.

Expand and Collapse MTH 3322 - Linear Algebra

Further study of systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants, vector spaces and subspaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization. Prerequisite: MTH 2222 or instructor's permission.

Expand and Collapse MTH 3533 - Mathematics Teaching Methods

This course consists of two portions. Secondary planning for mathematics instruction includes classroom observations and the study of mathematics curriculum, assessment, teaching methods and resources for teaching and learning aids. Highlights of math related to high school teaching revisit some important concepts in core math courses. Prerequisites: completion of at least five mathematics courses in the major program including Cal. II and Discrete Math I. Co-requisite: EDU 3800.

Expand and Collapse MTH 3535 - Math Methods Field Experience

Introduces students to the culture of a high school environment. They observe and assist a math teacher, interview school personnel, talk with students, and teach technology-integrated math lessons and content area reading strategies. Assessment practices are observed and practiced. Co-requisite: MTH 3533.

Expand and Collapse MTH 4332 - Abstract Algebra I

Introduction to groups, ring and field theory; group homomorphism and isomorphism, Cayley's theorem, and quotient groups, LaGrange's theorem; rings, ideals, ring homomorphism and basic properties of fields. Prerequisite: MTH 3322 or instructor's permission.

Expand and Collapse MTH 4411 - Probability and Statistics I

A survey course in mathematical probability and statistics. It includes probability distributions and densities, mathematical expectations, functions of random variables, introduction to estimation theory and hypothesis testing and applications. Prerequisite: MTH 2222.

Expand and Collapse MTH 4421 - Principles of Analysis I

Introduction to real analysis. It includes completeness of the real number system, topology of the real line, sequences, convergence, limits, continuity, differentiability and the Riemann integral, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Prerequisites: MTH 3321,MTH 3322.

Expand and Collapse MTH 4500 - Senior Seminar

This course is required for all Mathematics majors. Under the direction of Mathematics faculty, students pick topics in any area of math, do research/independent reading and write papers for presentation. Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

Expand and Collapse Music

Expand and Collapse MUS 1101 - Music Theory I

Basic musicianship course, including study of materials and language of music: pitch, rhythm, meter, intervals, chords, part-writing, analysis of masterworks. Approach is from both conceptual and performance standpoint: hearing, writing, playing, singing.

Expand and Collapse MUS 1102 - Music Theory II

Continuation of MUS 1101. Prerequisite: MUS 1101.

Expand and Collapse MUS 1302 - Music Literature

Introductory course dealing with the great music of the world and its history, makers, styles. Prerequisite or taken concurrently: MUS 1101.

Expand and Collapse MUS 1390 - Recital Attendance

Minimum recital attendance requirement for Music majors: all Musicorums, all applied music seminars, nine additional concerts per semester.

Expand and Collapse MUS 1421 - Beginning Voice Class

Class voice for those who have not studied voice privately before. Course is open to majors whose performance area is other than voice and to nonmajors.

Expand and Collapse MUS 2111 - Advanced Harmony

Advanced study of harmonic practice as applied by composers from the late 19th century to the present. Prerequisite: MUS 1102

Expand and Collapse MUS 2112 - Form and Analysis

The study of form in Western art music . Prerequisite: MUS 2111

Expand and Collapse MUS 2251 - Conducting

Study of conducting technique, score study and responsibilities of a conductor of an ensemble. Prerequisite: MUS 1102.

Expand and Collapse MUS 2252 - Intro to Music Education

Provides an overview of the field of music education and licensure requirements. Corequisite: EDU 2800.

Expand and Collapse MUS 2297 - Sophomore Recital

Sophomore recital may be partial. Recital permission must be passed a minimum of four weeks prior to the date of the recital.

Expand and Collapse MUS 2297 - Sophomore Recital

Sophomore recital may be partial. Recital permission must be passed a minimum of four weeks prior to the date of the recital.

Expand and Collapse MUS 2298 - Keyboard/Sightsinging Profcncy

Required of all Music majors. Exam includes the following skills at the keyboard: major and minor scales, memorized piece, sight reading, improvisation, transposition, accompanying. Exam also includes sight singing.

Expand and Collapse MUS 2411 - String Instruments I

Beginning through intermediate techniques for playing violin-family string instruments. Focus is on one instrument with basic skills developed on other instruments. Study includes a survey of instructional materials. Three class hours per week.

Expand and Collapse MUS 2412 - Woodwind Instruments I

Beginning techniques for playing woodwind instruments. Student studies one instrument in depth for six weeks, then a second the next six weeks with the remaining time spent gaining a general knowledge of range, techniques and characteristic sounds of each of the other instruments. Study includes a survey of instructional materials. Three class hours per week.

Expand and Collapse MUS 2413 - Brass & Percussion Instruments

Beginning techniques for playing brass and percussion instruments. Focus is on one instrument with general understanding of the range, techniques and characteristic sounds of each of the other instruments. Study includes a survey of instructional materials. Three class hours per week.

Expand and Collapse MUS 3111 - Counterpoint

The study of 16th, 18th, and 20th-century contrapuntal procedures. Prerequisite: MUS 1102

Expand and Collapse MUS 3112 - Orchestration

Introduction to arranging and/or composing for strings, winds and percussion. Prerequisites: MUS 1102, 2411, and 2412 or 2413.

Expand and Collapse MUS 3298 - Music Education Proficiency

Required of all Music Education majors. Exam includes basic proficiency in improvisation, on recorder, and on a fretted string instrument such as guitar or ukulele.

Expand and Collapse MUS 3309 - World Music

Study of art, folk, and popular music of both Eastern and Western cultures and relationship of the music to the history, geography and society of the region. No prerequisites or musical experience necessary.

Expand and Collapse MUS 3310 - Hist Medieval/Renaissance MUS

Study of compositional techniques, notation, forms and performance practice in the medieval and Renaissance eras. Relationship of music to the social and political thought of the time is included. Prerequisites: MUS 1102 and 1302.

Expand and Collapse MUS 3311 - Hist Baroque/Classical MUS

Study of music of 1600-1800. Course includes study of suite, concerto, cantata, opera, fugue and other Baroque genres; study of sonata, symphony, concerto, opera, chamber music of the classical era; analysis of performance practice; relationship of music to the social and political thought of the time. Prerequisites: MUS 1102 and 1302.

Expand and Collapse MUS 3312 - Hist Romantic/20th Cent MUS

Study of music from 1800 to the present. Course includes study of harmonic developments, compositional techniques, forms, media; relation of music to social and political, literary and graphic arts developments. Prerequisites: MUS 1102 and 1302.

Expand and Collapse MUS 3411 - Music Technology

Study of current technology for use in teaching music.

Expand and Collapse MUS 3412 - Vocal Pedagogy

Study of vocal performance pedagogy and vocal health, including the child voice and the changing voice. Prerequisite: MUS 1421 or MUS 1700 Sec. 24 Voice Lessons

Expand and Collapse MUS 3413 - Advanced Choral/Conducting Lit

Develops skills in conducting and rehearsal techniques plus knowledge of literature and materials for use in teaching choral music. Prerequisite: MUS 2251 and 2252.

Expand and Collapse MUS 3414 - Advanced Instrumental/Conducti

Develops skills in conducting and rehearsal techniques plus knowledge of literature and materials for use in teaching instrumental music. Prerequisite: MUS 2251 and 2252.

Expand and Collapse MUS 3415 - Teaching General Music

Develops knowledge and skills needed in order to teach general music. Prerequisite: MUS 2252.

Expand and Collapse MUS 3416 - Advanced Orchestration & Bands

Develops skills in composing and arranging for diverse groups represented by instrumental students in grades 5-12. Prerequisite: MUS 3112.

Expand and Collapse MUS 3417 - Choral Arranging

Develops skills in composing and arranging for diverse groups represented by choral and general music students in grades K-12. Prerequisite: MUS 3112.

Expand and Collapse MUS 4297 - Senior Recital

Recital permission must be passed a minimum of four weeks prior to the date of the recital.

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Expand and Collapse HIS 1101 - World History I

An introduction to world history from the origins of civilization to 1500. The course focuses on the societies and cultures of Eurasia: Southwest Asia (the Middle East), India, Persia, China, Greece and Rome, and Europe. Major themes include the founding and development of the world's great religions; political ideas, institutions and practices; law and legal institutions; society and economy; war, conquest and empire; the expression and meaning of human dignity in varied contexts; and the richness and diversity of human experience and aspiration in the foundational eras of the world's civilizations.

Expand and Collapse HIS 1102 - World History II

An introduction to world history since 1500. The course surveys the societies and cultures of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. Themes include Europe's impact on the world, modernization and tradition, imperialism and empire, the great ideologies of the modern era, and growing consciousness of human rights and world citizenship. The course traces global patterns of change and continuity, while striving to understand the particular perspectives of distinct world cultures and the meanings these cultures have given to their historical experiences.

Expand and Collapse HIS 1110 - History of the United States 1

This course examines the history of the region that eventually became the United States from pre-European contact through 1865. Major themes include: encounters between Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans in the formation of colonial North America; the social, political, economic, religious, and cultural forces that shaped various colonies; the origins and evolution of slavery and racism; the movement for Independence; the development of urbanization and industrialization in the North and the entrenchment of slavery in the South; sectional crisis and party politics; and the Civil War.

Expand and Collapse HIS 1111 - History of the United States II

This course explores major themes in United States history since 1865. Particular attention will be paid to the impact of wars on American society and culture; the roles of immigrants and immigration in shaping American identity and distinctiveness; how the nature and meaning of work have changed in a period that witnessed heavy industrialization and de-industrialization; movements for equality and civil rights; the cultural ferment of the Jazz Age and the 1960s; the challenges of the Depression; and the complexities of foreign policy in a global era.

Expand and Collapse HIS 2201 - American Indian History I

Political, economic, social and cultural development of the American Indian from pre-contact through conquest.

Expand and Collapse HIS 2202 - American Indian History II

Political, economic, social and cultural development of the American Indian from conquest to the present.

Expand and Collapse HIS 2231 - Cultural Anthropology

Comparative and contextual study of the diversity and similarity in human behaviors and sociocultural adaptations as these occur throughout the world. This course studies anthropological concepts as tools of analysis in understanding culture, powerful "roles" of culture, cultural patterns and factors leading to cultural change.

Expand and Collapse HIS 3206 - Historiography/Hist Methods

Introduction and hands-on survey of the concepts, methods, sources, and tools involved in the writing of history and in other forms of historiography. Includes a review of major historiographical trends, past and present.

Expand and Collapse HIS 3214 - The World Since 1945

An introduction to world history from the end of World War II to the present. Major themes include the origins, course and end of the Cold War; the Soviet Union from Stalin to Gorbachev; China under Mao and his successors; decolonization, nationalism and the retreat from empire; the Vietnam War; Africa since independence; democracy, dictatorship and intervention in Latin America; war and peace in the Middle East; the Islamic world; human rights and the struggle for justice; the role of the United States in the contemporary world; and the meaning and responsibilities of global citizenship.

Expand and Collapse HIS 3327 - U.S. Economic History

Uses historical events as case studies for basic economic principles. Students use historical analysis to investigate economic concepts and use economic theories to analyze U.S. history. Requirements: develop critical thinking skills so that students can evaluate the influences and trends that have shaped the economic institutions and events of the United States, both past and present.

Expand and Collapse HUM 1174 - Introduction to Geography

A topical overview of physical, cultural, economic and regional geography. The course is designed for those with little or no background in the discipline. Required for SSC majors.

Expand and Collapse POL 2001 - Introduction to Political Sci

Introduction to the discipline of political science and the nature of political discourse, institutions and organizations. Topics range from politics and culture to terrorism and international relations.

Expand and Collapse POL 3331 - American Government

Study of national government and development of form and functions of the federal system. Topics range from constitutional issues to public policy debates.

Expand and Collapse PSY 1105 - General Psychology

Designed to provide an overview of concepts, methods, and applications of psychology. Topics include psychology as a science, research methods, perspectives of psychology, sub disciplines of psychology, biological foundations of behavior, developmental psychology, sensation and perception, learning, memory, thinking, language development, intelligence testing, personality, psychological disorders, psychological and biomedical therapies for psychological disorders and social psychology.

Expand and Collapse SSC 3900 - Social Sciences Methods

Introduction to social studies education in both middle school and high school settings. Topics include the nature and purposes of social studies education, the social studies curriculum, planning and designing a social studies unit and course, community resources, assessment, classroom management, the Minnesota Graduation Rule, and clinical experience in a social studies classroom. Students also spend time with teachers new to the profession and participate in mock interviews for social studies teaching positions. Pre- or co-requisite: EDU 3800.

Expand and Collapse SSC 3905 - Social Studies Mthd Fld Experi

Introduces students to the culture of a high school environment. They observe and assist a social studies teacher, interview school personnel, talk with students, and teach technology-integrated social studies lessons and content area reading strategies. Assessment practices are observed and practiced. Co-requisite: SSC 3900.

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Expand and Collapse ENG 2280 - Literature in Translation

Study of literature written in Spanish or French or German or Russian and translated into English. This course focuses on selected works of prose and poetry from a particular period with emphasis on careful reading and reader response as well as cultural, historical, political, religious and economic developments that provide context.

Expand and Collapse GCL 2050 - Introduction to Mexico

This course focuses on understanding the social and cultural differences between the United States and Mexico. Particular attention is given to the social goals of the Mexican Revolution and how Mexico has attempted to address or ignore these goals while striving to develop its economy and society in the shadow of the world's remaining superpower. Learning activities include readings, guest lectures by Mexican social activists and academics, excursions to sites of historical and cultural importance, reflection papers, and group discussion. The course is a required component of the Semestre en México program and is taught in English.

Expand and Collapse GCL 3202 - Culture Through Film

An exploration of film as cultural expression and as a medium through which the viewer may explore cross cultural issues. Section 001 French Culture Section 002 German Culture Section 003 Native American Culture Section 004 Russian Culture Section 005 Hispanic Culture.

Expand and Collapse GCL 3303 - The Other Americas

Cross-listed with SPN 3303. Taught in English. A course designed to introduce the student to the complex issues concerning contemporary Latin America. Students will explore current topics and events from a multidisciplinary point of view.

Expand and Collapse SPN 1111 - Beg Spanish Lang & Cult I

The first semester sequence of beginning Spanish language study. Students learn basic sentence structures and patterns and develop basic oral communication. Focus is on listening and speaking skills. Prerequisite: placement exam or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SPN 1112 - Beg Spanish Lang & Culture II

The second semester sequence of beginning Spanish language study. Students learn more complex structures and continue developing oral communicative abilities with increased emphasis on reading and writing. Prerequisite: placement exam or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SPN 2101 - Intermediate Spanish I

Intermediate course that deals with the more sophisticated elements of Spanish grammar and communication. All four skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - are emphasized. Prerequisite: Placement exam, SPN 1104 or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SPN 2102 - Intermediate Spanish II

Continuation of SPN 2101. Prerequisite: Placement exam, SPN 2101, or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SPN 2150 - Intermediate Spanish I

Intermediate conversational Spanish. Taught as a component of the Semestre en México Program. Prerequisite: SPN 1104 or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SPN 3101 - Advanced Spanish in Context I

This course is part of a two-semester in-depth examination of Spanish grammar with substantial vocabulary building. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are all practiced in conjunction with cultural and situational contexts. Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SPN 3102 - Advanced Spanish in Context II

This course is part of a two-semester in-depth examination of Spanish grammar with substantial vocabulary building. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills are all practiced in conjunction with cultural and situational contexts. Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SPN 3150 - Spanish Conversation

Intensive conversational Spanish. Taught as a component of the Semestre en México Program. Prerequisite: SPN 2012 or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SPN 3220 - Conversacion en Espanol

This course focuses on developing speaking skills through analysis and discussion of contemporary texts in Spanish including short films, music, readings (short essays, newspaper articles and short literary works) and current events. Classes will be conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: Previous 3000 level course in Spanish.

Expand and Collapse SPN 3440 - Spanish Teaching Methods

This course is required for students pursuing a Minnesota K-12 license to teach Spanish. Explores various techniques for teaching Spanish, curriculum development, instructional planning strategies, and assessment of student progress. This course is taken concurrently with SPN 3445. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education program.

Expand and Collapse SPN 3445 - Spanish Methods Field Experience

Provides students with a practical teaching experience in a local elementary, middle, or high school under the supervision of a licensed teacher.

Expand and Collapse SPN 3514 - Hispanic Poetry

Opportunity to study the major poets of the Hispanic world. The course deals with a different writer each time it is offered. The international significance of each poet, his/her influence on the Hispanic world and the specific cultural importance of these writers is examined. Prerequisite: SPN 2101 or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SPN 3516 - Hispanic Short Stories

Introduction to literature in Spanish. The course deals with writers from Spain and Spanish America and chiefly from the 20th century. Students will become acquainted with major Spanish-speaking writers and with their way of seeing and depicting the world. Good reading skills needed. Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SPN 3601 - Civilization: Spain

Overview of the rich history and culture of Spain, beginning with the earliest inhabitants and moving to the 21st century, highlighting major events. Good reading and speaking skills needed. Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SPN 3602 - Civilization: Latin America

Overview of the rich history and culture of Latin America, primarily of the Spanish-speaking regions. Begins with the native traditions of the Aztec, Mayan and Inca inhabitants and moves to the 21st century, highlighting major events. Good reading and speaking skills needed. Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SPN 3603 - Hispanic Culture in the US

Students explore the history, culture, and society of Spanish-speaking peoples in the US. Topics such as immigration, acculturation, cultural transformation, and the relationships between Hispanics and non-Hispanic groups in the US are all addressed. Prerequisite: SPN 3601 or SPN 3602, or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SPN 3777 - Topics

Offers in-depth study of subjects not covered in the general language sequence of the curriculum. Topics chosen will be based on relevance to both the Spanish and the International Studies curricula. Prerequisite: SPN 2102 or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SPN 3800 - Art Monuments

Expand and Collapse SPN 3850 - Spanish Immersion in Ecuador

This course is HECUA’s Intensive Intermediate Spanish II January-term program in Quito, Ecuador. Students attend intensive intermediate-level Spanish classes, live with a host family, and explore contemporary social, political, and economic issues of Ecuador in an immersion setting. Visits to cultural sites, lectures, and seminars are all conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPN 2101 or SPN 2150 and an approved application to HECUA.

Expand and Collapse SPN 3901 - Hispanic Women Writers

Examination of Hispanic women writers who best represent their cultures and who explore women's historic roles in the Hispanic world and their efforts to achieve a place in this society.

Expand and Collapse SPN 3951 - Masterpieces of Hispanic Lit

Opportunity to read some of the major literary works written in Spanish. While the content of the course changes periodically, the guiding principle is the inclusion of as much variety as possible from the different genres, historical periods, countries and sub-cultures. Prerequisite: At least one 3000 level course (except SPN 3303) passed with a B average or consent of instructor.

Expand and Collapse SPN 4200 - Spanish for the Health Care Pr

Offers students at the intermediate level of Spanish and enrolled in a health care-related major an opportunity to develop their communicative competency (linguistic and cultural) with regard to practitioner-patient communication within a Latino/Hispanic context. Course taught in Spanish. (Prerequisite: previous 3000 level course in Spanish).

Expand and Collapse SPN 4555 - Internship

Internship.