Academic Programs Catalog

College of Education

Requirements for the Disciplinary Teaching Minors


Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education

               
ABM 100 Decision-making in the Agri-Food System 3
ANS 110 Introductory Animal Agriculture 4
CSS 101 Introduction to Crop Science 3
CSS 210 Fundamentals of Soil and Landscape Science 3
CSUS 200 Introduction to Sustainability 3
CSUS 322 Leadership for Community Sustainability 3
CSUS 343 Community Food and Agricultural Systems 3
HRT 203 Principles of Horticulture
3
            Total 25

 


Arabic

Arabic

Complete a minimum of 20 credits form the following:
1. All of the following courses:
ARB 201 Second-Year Arabic I 5
ARB 202 Second-Year Arabic II 5
ARB 301 Third-Year Arabic I 4
2. One of the following courses:
ARB 360 Arabic Language and Society 3
ARB 460 Special Topics in Arabic Culture (W) 3
ARB 461 Introduction to Arabic Literature (W) 3
3. The following course:
LLT 307 Second and Foreign Language Teaching 3
Total 20

Biology

Biology

One of the following groups of courses (9 or 10 credits):
(1) BS 161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BS 162 Organismal and Population Biology 3
BS 171 Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
BS 172 Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
(2) BS 181H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology 3
BS 182H Honors Organismal and Population Biology 3
BS 191H Honors Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
BS 192H Honors Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
(3) LB 144 Biology I: Organismal Biology 4
LB 145 Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology 5
All of the following courses (14 to 16 credits):
IBIO 341 Fundamental Genetics 4
IBIO 355 Ecology 3
IBIO 355L Ecology Laboratory (W) 1
PSL 250 Introductory Physiology 4
Or
PSL 310 Physiology for Pre-Health Professionals 4
Or
PLB 301 Introductory Plant Physiology 3
BMB 200 Introduction to Biochemistry 4
Or
MMG 301 Introductory Microbiology 3
Total 23 to 26

Chemistry

Chemistry

               
One of the following sequences:
CEM 151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
and
CEM 152 Principles of Chemistry 3
or
CEM 141 General Chemistry 4
and
CEM 142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3
Required Courses:
CEM 161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CEM 162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CEM 262 Quantitative Analysis 3
One of the following sequences:
CEM 251 Organic Chemistry I 3
and
CEM 252 Organic Chemistry II 3
and
CEM 255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
or
CEM 351 Organic Chemistry I 3
and
CEM 352 Organic Chemistry II 3
and
CEM 355 Organic Laboratory I 2
The following course:
CEM 383 Introductory Physical Chemistry I 3
Total 23

Chinese

               
CHINESE    
1. All of the following courses:    
  CHS 201 Second-Year Chinese I 5
  CHS 202 Second-Year Chinese II 5
  CHS 301 Third-Year Chinese I 4
  CHS 302 Third-Year Chinese II 4
  LLT 307 Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 3
2. One of the following courses:  
  CHS 350 Studies in Chinese Language 3
  CHS 366 Chinese Culture: Tradition and Modernity (W) 3
  CHS 401 Fourth-Year Chinese I 3
  CHS 402 Fourth-Year Chinese II 3
  CHS 466 Modern Chinese Literature and Films (W) 3
            Total 24

Computer Science

Computer Science

All of the following courses (19 credits)
CSE 131 Introduction to Technical Computing 3
CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 4
CSE 232 Introduction to Programming II 4
CSE 260 Discrete Structures in Computer Science 4
CSE 320 Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming 4
One additional 300-400 level course in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering selected from the following: CSE 331, CSE 410, CSE 420, or CSE 460. The total credits for the teaching minor will be 22 or 23 credits.
CSE 131, 231, 232, 260, and 320 will be available without restriction to students who meet the prerequisites. Students will need to submit a plan for the teaching minor to the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. If the student’s overall grade-point average and technical grade-point average (courses in mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, and engineering) meet the standards required of Computer Science majors for admission to upper level studies, the student’s plan will be approved, and the Department of Computer Science and Engineering will approve access to additional Computer Science and Engineering courses in the minor.

Early Childhood-General and Special Education

Early Childhood-General and Special Education

CEP 240 Diverse Learners in Multicultural Perspective 3
HDFS 211 Child Growth and Development 3
HDFS 320 Interaction with Children in Groups 3
HDFS 320L Interaction with Children-Laboratory 1
HDFS 321 Curriculum for Children (W) 3
HDFS 321L Curriculum for Children-Laboratory 1
HDFS 322 Infant Development and Program Planning 3
HDFS 421 Assessment of the Young Child 3
HDFS 424 Student Teaching in an Early Childhood Program 6
  Total 26

Earth Science

Earth Science

               
GLG 201 The Dynamic Earth 4
GLG 303 Oceanography 4
GLG 304 Physical and Biological History of the Earth 4
GLG 401 Plate Tectonics (W) 4
AST 207 The Science of Astronomy 3
GEO 203 Introduction to Meterology 3
Total 22

Economics

Economics

(Available only to students pursuing a major in comparative cultures and politics, international relations, political theory and constitutional democracy, social relations and policy, interdisciplinary studies in social science, interdisciplinary studies in social science: social science education, or history with a teacher certification option)

         
EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
EC 202 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3
EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
EC 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3
Electives from Economics Courses at 300 or 400 level 9
            Total 21

English

English

1. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
ENG 210 Foundations of Literary Study I 3
ENG 302 Introduction to English Language Studies 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
ENG 308 Readings in Literature for Young Adults 3
TE 348 Reading and Responding to Children's Literature 3
Students pursuing elementary certification must take TE 348.
Students pursuing secondary certification must take ENG 308.
3. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
ENG 280 Foundations of Literary Study II 3
FLM 230 Introduction to Film 4
4. One of the following courses (4 credits):
ENG 320A Methodologies of Literary History: Genre 4
ENG 320B Methodologies of Literary History: Region, School, or Movement 4
ENG 320C Methodologies of Literary History: Canon Formation 4
5. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
ENG 360 Studies in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature (W) 3
ENG 362 Studies in Modern/Contemporary Literature (W) 3
ENG 364 Studies in 18th-/19th-Century Literature (W) 3
ENG 368 Studies in Medieval/Early Modern Literature (W) 3
ENG 408 Socio-Psycholinguistic Approaches to Reading in the Disciplines 4
Students pursuing elementary certification may not select ENG 408.
6. At least one 300-400 level ENG course (3 or 4 credits).
Students pursuing elementary certification may not use ENG 413, 490 or 493 to meet this requirement. Students pursuing secondary certification may not use ENG 490 or 493 to meet this requirement. Students may substitute TE 448 Issues of Diversity in Children's and Adolescent Literature, to fulfill this requirement.
Total 22 to 25

French

French

FRN 320 Self-Expression in Writing (W) 3
FRN 321 Oral Expression 3
FRN 330 French Phonetics 3
FRN 340 Introduction to Reading French Literature (W) 3
FRN 415 Introduction to French Studies I: Metropolitan France 3
FRN 416 Introduction to French Studies II: Francophone Cultures 3
FRN 425 Advanced Studies in French Language 3
or
FRN 430 French Linguistics 3
LLT 307 Methods of Second and Foreign Language Teaching 2
Total 24

Geography

Geography
(Available only to students pursuing a major in comparative cultures and politics, international relations, political theory and constitutional democracy, social relations and policy, interdisciplinary studies in social science, interdisciplinary studies in social science: social science education, or history with a teacher certification option)

               
GEO 204 World Regional Geography 3
GEO 206 Physical Geography 3
GEO 206L Physical Geography Laboratory 1
GEO 221 Introduction to Geographic Information 3
GEO 330 Geography of the United States and Canada 3
GEO 333 Geography of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region 3
One of the following courses:      
GEO 113 Introduction to Economics Geography 3
GEO 151 Cultural Geography 3
One additional course in Geography at the 300 or 400 level 3
            Total 22
Students enrolled in the disciplinary teaching minor in geography must have their programs approved by the department.  

German

German

               
1. Two of the following courses:  
  GRM 301 Third-Year German I 3
  GRM 302 Third-Year German II 3
  GRM 311 Business German I 3
2. All of the following courses:  
  GRM 341 German Literature and Culture Before 1918 3
  GRM 342 German Literature and Culture since 1918 3
  GRM 420 Advanced German (W) 3
  GRM 460 Linguistic Analysis of Modern German 3
  GRM 461 Teaching German Language and Culture 3
  LLT 307 Methods of Second and Foreign Language Teaching 3
            Total 24

History

History

The student must complete all of the following courses:
GEO 204 World Regional Geography 3
GEO 221 Introduction to Geographic Information 3
GEO 330 Geography of the United States and Canada 3
HST 140 World History to 1500 4
HST 150 World History since 1500 4
HST 201 Historical Methods and Skills 3
HST 202 U.S. History to 1876 4
HST 203 U.S. History since 1876 4
HST 320 History of Michigan 3
Total 31

Italian

Italian

               
ITL 201 Second–Year Italian I 4
ITL 202 Second–Year Italian II 4
ITL 320 Advanced Grammar and Composition 3
ITL 340 Phonetics and History of the Italian Language 3
ITL 350 Introduction to Italian Literature 3
One of the following:
ITL 330 Italian Culture and Civilization 3
ITL 360 Topics in Italian Language and Culture 3
Total 20

Japanese

Japanese

               
All of the following courses (24 credits):  
JPN 201 Second–Year Japanese I 5
JPN 202 Second–Year Japanese II 5
JPN 301 Third–Year Japanese I 4
JPN 302 Third–Year Japanese II 4
JPN 369 Introduction to Japanese Literature and Culture 3
LLT 307 Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 3
            Total 24

Journalism

Journalism

               
JRN 200 News Writing and Reporting I 4
JRN 310 Photojournalism I 3
JRN 336 Publication Design I 3
JRN 430 News and the Law 3
JRN 409 Topics in Advising Student Publications 3
Electives approved by the School 4
Total 20
Students are encouraged to choose electives from the following list:
JRN 305 News Editing 3
JRN 306 Broadcast News I 4
JRN 325 History of Journalism 3

Latin

Latin

               
One of the following courses:  
LTN 206 Nepos and Latin Prose 3
LTN 211 Livy and Roman Historiography 3
One of the following courses:        
LTN 208 Catullus and Lucretius 3
LTN 221 Virgil and Latin Poetry 3
One of the following courses:        
LTN 306 The Works of Cicero (W) 3
LTN 311 Augustine and His Age (W) 3
One of the following courses:        
LTN 308 Roman Comedy (W) 3
LTN 321 The Works of Ovid (W) 3
One of the following courses:        
LTN 406 Senior Seminar: Tacitus (W) 3
LTN 408 Senior Seminar: Virgil (W) 3
LTN 411 Senior Seminar: Petronius and Apuleius (W) 3
LTN 421 Senior Seminar: Horace (W) 3
All of the following courses:        
CLA 310 Roman Civilization 3
HST 331 Ancient Roman History 200 BCE to 500 CE 3
LTN 499 Senior Thesis  1
            Total 22

Mathematics-Elementary

Mathematics-Elementary

               
All of the following courses:
MTH 132 Calculus I 3
MTH 133 Calculus II 4
MTH 301 Foundations of Higher Mathematics 3
MTH 330 Higher Geometry 3
SME 430 History of Mathematics 3
STT 201 Statistical Methods 4
Total 20

Mathematics-Secondary

Mathematics-Secondary

               
1. All of the following courses (11 credits):  
  MTH 132 Calculus I   3
  MTH 133 Calculus II   4
  MTH 234 Multivariable Calculus 4
2. One of the following, either a. or b. (3 or 7 credits):  
  a. MTH 299 Transitions 4
    MTH 309 Linear Algebra 3
  b. MTH 317H Honors Linear Algebra 3
3. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  MTH 330 Higher Geometry 3
  MTH 432 Axiomatic Geometry 3
4. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  STT 351 Probability and Statistics for Engineering 3
  STT 441 Probability and Statistics I: Probability 3
  STT 430 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
            Total 20 to 24

Physics

Physics

               
PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, I 1
PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, II 1
PHY 215 Thermodynamics and Modern Physics 3
PHY 431 Optics I 3
PHY 440 Electronics 4
            Total 20

Political Science

Political Science
(Available only to students pursuing a major in Comparative Cultures and Politics, International Relations, Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy, Social Relations and Policy, Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science, Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science: Social Science Education, or History with a teacher certification option.)

               
All of the following courses (12 credits):  
PLS 100 Introduction to American National Government 3
PLS 140 Government and Politics of the World
3
PLS 160 Introduction to International Relations 3
PLS 170 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3
At least three of the following courses (9 or 10 credits):  
PLS 301 American State Government 3
PLS 302 Urban Politics 3
PLS 304 Minority Politics 3
PLS 310 Public Bureaucracy in the Public Policy Process 3
PLS 313 Public Policy Analysis 3
PLS 320 The American Judicial Process 3
PLS 321 American Constitutional Law 3
PLS 322 Comparative Legal Systems 3
PLS 323 Religion and Politics 4
PLS 324 American Legislative Process 3
PLS 325 American Executive Process 3
PLS 331 Political Parties and Interest Groups 3
PLS 333 Political Socialization and Public Opinion 3
PLS 334 Campaigns and Elections 3
PLS 342 Comparative Political Economy 3
PLS 344 Politics in the Third World 3
PLS 351 African Politics 3
PLS 352 Latin American Politics 3
PLS 354 Politics of Asia 3
PLS 356 West European Politics 3
PLS 357 Politics of English Speaking Democracies 3
PLS 358 Politics of the U.S.S.R. and Its Successor States 3
PLS 362 Foreign Policy 3
PLS 363 International Political Conflict 3
PLS 364 International Organization and Cooperation 3
PLS 371 Classical Political Philosophy 3
PLS 372 Modern Political Philosophy 3
PLS 377 American Political Thought 3
            Total 21 or 22

Psychology

Psychology

               
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology 4
PSY 200 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSY 209 Brain and Behavior 3
PSY 235 Social Psychology 3
PSY 244 Developmental Psychology:  Infancy through Childhood 3
PSY 295 Data Analysis in Psychological Research 3
PSY 424 Child and Family Psychopathology 3
or
PSY 344 Developmental Psychology:  Adolescent Through Youth 3
Total 22

Russian (this program is in moratorium effective Fall 2017 through Spring 2018)

Russian

RUS 201 Second–Year Russian I 4
RUS 202 Second–Year Russian II 4
RUS 301 Third–Year Russian I 3
RUS 302 Third–Year Russian II 3
RUS 401 Fourth–Year Russian I 3
RUS 402 Fourth–Year Russian II 3
LL 380 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages 3
Total 23

Sociology

Sociology

               
Each of the following:
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 4
SOC 241 Social Psychology 3
SOC 313 Education and Society 3
SOC 488 Sociological Theory 3
One of the following:
SOC 215 Race and Ethnicity 3
SOC 216 Sex and Gender 3
SOC 330 Social Stratification 3
Two elective courses at the 300–400 level 6
Total 22

Spanish-Elementary

Spanish-Elementary

               
LLT 307 Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 3
SPN 310 Basic Spanish Grammar 3
SPN 320 Cultural Readings and Composition (W) 3
SPN 330 Phonetics and Pronunciation 3
SPN 342 Media and Conversation 3
SPN 350 Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literature (W) 3
SPN 440 The Structure of Spanish 3
One of the following courses:        
SPN 420 Spain and its Literature 3
SPN 432 Latin America and its Literature 3
            Total 24

Spanish-Secondary

Spanish-Secondary

               
SPN 310 Basic Spanish Grammar 3
SPN 320 Cultural Readings and Composition (W) 3
SPN 330 Phonetics and Pronunciation 3
SPN 342 Media and Conversation 3
SPN 350 Introduction to Reading Hispanic Literature (W) 3
SPN 412 Topics in Hispanic Culture 3
SPN 440 The Structure of Spanish 3
One of the following courses:  
SPN 420 Spain and its Literature 3
SPN 432 Latin America and its Literature 3
            Total 24

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

               
1. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
LIN 200 Introduction to Language 3
LIN 401 Introduction to Linguistics 4
2. All of the following courses (14 credits):
LLT 307 Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 3
LLT 346 Pedagogical English Grammar for English Teachers 3
LLT 361 Second and Foreign Language Learning 3
TE 494 Field Experience in Teacher Education 5
3. Complete either a. or b. (3 or 7 credits):
a. ANP 420 Language and Culture 3
b. COM 391 Topics in Verbal, Intercultural, or Gender Communication 4
LIN 471 Sociolinguistics 3
Total 20 to 25
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages minor must be completed in combination with an academic core major. Students should see an academic advisor in the College of Education for more information.