May 28, 2024  
2021 Siena Heights University Catalog 
    
2021 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


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Early Childhood Education

  
  • ECE 375 Administration Of Child Care Centers


    3 credit hours

    This course prepares students for organizing and operating a quality pre-primary program, school-age program, or child care center. It offers theory on developing good interpersonal communication skills and relationships, parent/community involvement, program promotion and management, licensing regulations, child advocacy, accreditation, and finances. The course links the theory to ways that can be useful for the student in elementary education as well as the field of early childhood education and child care. Independent center observations and interviews facilitate an understanding of environmental and programmatic considerations and policies. Attendance at one outside professional conference is required. Students are responsible for conference fees and class related transportation. Five hours of field experience required.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  
  • ECE 380 Child Development Practicum I


    4 credit hours

    Supervised observation, participation, and teaching in an early childhood setting including interactions with children, teachers and parents. Opportunities for placements include infant/toddler programs, preschools and special needs classrooms. Requirements include daily journal entries/reflections, comprehensive observations, curriculum resource, and student/supervisor formative and summative evaluation. The student is required to teach and evaluate twelve lessons. Verification of current physical, TB test, clearance, CPR and first aid required. Field placement equals a minimum of 160 hours. 

    Prerequisite:
    Corequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  
  • ECE 392 Professional Seminar in Early Childhood Education


    2 credit hours

    The professional seminar is designed to organize and support the candidate through the practicum experience. The seminar provides international topics for discussion and mentorship through professional collaboration.

    The candidate will meet weekly throughout the semester building on the professional portfolio. Practicum programming and requirements will be discussed and evaluated as part of the weekly discussions.

    Prerequisite: By Permission
    Corequisite: ECE 393 Early Childhood Practicum Experience  
    Course is Offered: Every FA and WI

  
  • ECE 393 Early Childhood Practicum Experience


    4 credit hours

    This Clinical Field Internship Experience is intended to be a capstone experience performed by the candidate in a supervised early childhood special education setting. The candidate will observe, assist, and teach young children, under the supervision and guidance of mentor teachers. There are opportunities for the internship in settings with children aged 0-5 years,  special education classrooms and with families from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. The candidate is supervised by on-site personnel and observed by university faculty. Requirements include daily journal entries/reflections, comprehensive observations, lesson plans, curriculum resources and evaluations. A minimum of 200 internships hours are required.

    Prerequisite: By Permission
    Corequisite: ECE 392 Professional Seminar in Early Childhood Education  
    Course is Offered: Every FA and WI
  
  
  
  • ECE 440 Senior Seminar IV


    1 credit hours

    Candidates integrate essential educational concepts and skill through collaborative application of essential educational skills within our community partner schools. Candidates demonstrate the importance of advocacy and refine their professional education philosophy and professional portfolio. Candidates will continue to work through the early childhood education pathway, clinical field experience requirements as well as finish additional requirements of the division of education.

    Prerequisite: ECE 340 Junior Seminar III  
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ECE 480 Child Development Practicum II


    4 credit hours

    Supervised observation, participation, and teaching in an early childhood setting including interactions with children, teachers and parents. Opportunities for placements include infant/toddler programs, preschools and special needs classrooms. In addition to requirements consistent with ECE 380 Child Development Practicum I , students complete a comprehensive study on one child. The student is required to teach and evaluate twelve lessons. Verification of current physical, TB test, clearance, CPR and first aid required. Field placement equals a minimum of 160 hours. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ECE 485 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    Dependent upon topic. 

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ECE 495 Research In Child Development


    3 credit hours

    Active research, analysis, and synthesis of data examining a selected topic in early childhood development, emphasis on age 0 to 8. Topics may include children, families, school, or society. This course is designed to be taken near the end of the student’s baccalaureate degree experience. It builds on the original classroom theory and research and on subsequent application courses and internship experiences to formalize professional research knowledge. Culmination: senior project with use of presentation software.

    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status
    Course is Offered: FA Every Even Year

Economics

  
  
  
  • ECO 342 Comparative Economic Systems


    3 credit hours

    A comparative analysis of the theories of individualistic economic systems, collectivist economic systems, and the many compromises between the two. Current practices of societies claiming these theoretical underpinnings will be examined. Historical development will be emphasized. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ECO 348 Money And Capital Markets


    3 credit hours

    Introduces students to financial systems in our global economy. Systems include the market roles of governments, central banks, businesses, consumers, financial intermediaries and capital sources. Students learn what determines capital costs, how to forecast rates, where to raise money and how to manage financial risks in money, fixed income, mortgage, venture capital and primary equity markets. Special emphasis is given to managing banks and nonbanks as well as evaluating and selecting their services. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ECO 350 International Finance


    3 credit hours

    This course explores global financial markets and the financial operations of a multinational firm. The first part of the course covers concepts related to the foreign exchange markets, currency derivative markets, global risk management, principles of hedging and arbitrage. The second part examines investment and financing decisions of a firm within the international environment. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ECO 460 Managerial Economics and Strategy


    3 credit hours

    A study of how microeconomic analysis and quantitative tools can be applied to aid managers in making sound business decisions. Topics include: demand and supply analysis, forecasting consumer demand,  production and cost analysis, game theory strategies about pricing, production, entry and innovation, agency and contract theory, behavioral economics, managerial decisions under uncertainty and asymmetric information, and governmental regulation.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ECO 485 Special Topics


    3 credit hours

    This course examines major microeconomic and macroeconomic issues such as unemployment, poverty, the minimum wage, energy, government regulation, the federal deficit, and international imbalances. Various viewpoints, including that of Catholic social teaching, will be considered. Note: Course offering cycles apply to the Adrian campus only.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain

Education

  
  • EDU 115 Child and Adolescent Development


    3 credit hours

    Child and Adolescent Development is taken first semester, freshman year, as foundational course. This course provides a general overview of the physical, social, emotional, language and cognitive development of the child from age 9 through 18. It examines the environmental, ethnic and familial factors that make for group differences and individuality of growth, and reviews current research in these areas. Candidates will explore typical verses atypical development of children and implications it has on educational, social, emotional, cognitive and moral experiences.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 141 Science for Elementary Teachers I


    4 credit hours

    This course is for those preparing to be PreK – 6th Grade teachers. Aligned to the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC), the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and the Pre

    PreK-12 Michigan Science Standards (MiSS), the course focuses on science content in Life Science and Physical Science. 

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year

  
  • EDU 142 Science for Elementary Teachers II


    4 credit hours

    This course is for those preparing to be PreK – 6th Grade teachers. Aligned to the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC), the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and the PreK-12 Michigan Science Standards (MiSS), the course focuses on science content in Earth and Space Science and Engineering. 

    Proposed Field Hours – none; peer teaching within the lab

    Prerequisite: None
    Liberal Arts: Science
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year

  
  • EDU 150 Freshman Seminar I


    1 credit hours

    Candidates will explore professionalism and ethics as they relate to the profession of education. Candidates will be exposed to the certification pathway and requirements of the division of education to include, but limited to professional dispositions, clinical field experiences, building positive reciprocal professional relationships and becoming a member of a professional education community as they expand their knowledge, skill and dispositions. Candidates will explore and use technology as a teaching and learning tool. Candidates will begin to build a professional portfolio and philosophy of education.

    Prerequisite: EDU 201 Principles Of Teaching In School And Society  
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 201 Principles Of Teaching In School And Society


    3 credit hours

    A course that involves beginning prospective teachers in the real issues of schooling and education - issues such as curriculum, methodology, politics, global perspectives, multicultural diversity, and State of Michigan certification requirements. Students will encounter many opportunities to reflect upon the teaching/learning process, develop tentative images of themselves as teachers, and experience the realities of elementary and secondary classrooms. There are opportunities for microteaching on video, individual and cooperative learning projects, attendance at school board meetings, and personal exploration of motives for teaching. Field experience in schools at all levels is required.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 205 Communication in Education


    3 credit hours

    Designed especially for students seeking teacher certification, this course emphasizes the principles of effective, engaging, credible, and professional “public” speaking.  The principles are examined and evaluated across practical scenarios including lessons with students, conversations with parents, meetings with administrators, and formal presentations.  Various examples of written communication common to teachers are also practiced.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 211 Health And Movement Education


    3 credit hours

    Practical techniques and methods for teaching games and physical education activities at the elementary school level, investigation of material covered in various elementary health education programs. Classroom observation required. Required for elementary certification in Ohio and Illinois.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 212 Health & Movement Education


    3 credit hours

    Practical techniques and methods for teaching games and physical education activities at the elementary school level, investigation of material covered in various elementary health education programs.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 250 Sophomore Seminar II


    1 credit hours

    Candidates continue to build on the professionalism, skills and disposition as they connect essential educational concepts, educational law, current events and best practices as they relate to the profession of education. Candidates will gather and use data to build and implement lesson plans.

    Candidates will continue to work through the certification pathway, clinical field experience requirements as well as additional requirements of the division of education.

    Prerequisite: EDU 150 Freshman Seminar I   
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year

  
  • EDU 270 Fostering Student Engagement


    2 credit hours

    This course is designed to help teacher candidates foster student engagement in their PreK-12 classrooms.  A variety of student engagement strategies will be taught and practiced both in class and in the field to enhance the core content.

    Prerequisite: EDU 201 Principles Of Teaching In School And Society  
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 301 Perspectives In American Education


    3 credit hours

    This course contrasts the history of the education of those in the American mainstream with the history of the education of those in eight micro-cultures: African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, Native Americans, women, those in special education (exceptionalities), the impact of religious education, and education as it differs by social class. Content covering the history of American education will also include: teacher unions and politics, integrating multiple intelligences and learning styles, classroom management strategies and trends, local, state, and national control of schools, and legal issues surrounding education. In addition, students consider how educational philosophies are lived out in elementary and secondary classrooms and how these philosophies have and do influence the education of the above micro-cultures.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 302 Literacy Foundations


    3 credit hours

    Candidates will consider the six literacy processes (listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and visually representing) and their role in the learning process.  Factors that influence student motivation and engagement for learning will be discussed.  Candidates will acquire an understanding of the following literacy components: print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics word recognition, reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, composition, speaking and listening.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 303 Introduction to Literacy Strategies


    3 credit hours

    Candidates will understand twenty-first century literacy and how it develops.  They will explore culturally responsive practices in literacy learning.  Candidates will assess for and consider strategies to enhance literacy motivation and engagement.  They will acquire an understanding of the following literacy elements: spelling, morphology, vocabulary, and syntax.  Candidates will learn how the components of syntax, comprehension, composition, speaking, and listening develop and how to teach them across the curriculum.

    Prerequisite: EDU 302 Literacy Foundations  
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 304 Grades PK – 3 Literacy I


    3 credit hours

    Candidates will focus on the underpinnings of literacy learning in the areas of print concepts, phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, morphology, word recognition, and handwriting.  They will understand how each develops, how to assess, and how to teach it.  This will assist future teachers in growing the skill of creating developmentally appropriate curriculum. 

    Prerequisite: EDU 302 Literacy Foundations   
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 305 Grades PK – 3 Literacy II


    3 credit hours

    Candidates will plan for literacy rich Grades PK – 3 learning environments and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of curriculum design and assessment. They will focus on the underpinnings of literacy learning in the areas of syntax, reading fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and composition. Candidates will understand how each develops, how to assess, and how to teach it.  This will assist future teachers in continuing to grow the skill of creating developmentally appropriate curriculum to meet the needs of all students. Candidates will understand ways to engage parents, families, and communities in support of student learning. 

    Prerequisite: EDU 304 Grades PK – 3 Literacy I  
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 306 Grades 3 – 6 Literacy


    3 credit hours

    Candidates will plan for literacy rich Grades 3 - 6 learning environments and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of curriculum design and assessment. They will focus on the underpinnings of literacy learning in the areas of print concepts and decoding, spelling and morphology, syntax, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, composition, speaking and listening.   Candidates will understand how each develops, how to assess, and how to teach it.  This will assist future teachers in continuing to grow the skill of creating developmentally appropriate curriculum to meet the needs of all students.  Candidates will understand ways to engage parents, families, and communities in support of student learning.  Clinical Experience: 20 hours.

    Prerequisite: EDU 302 Literacy Foundations  
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 312 Exceptional Children and Youth in the Regular Classroom


    3 credit hours

    An overview of students’ diverse needs as represented in the regular classroom. Examines attitudes and adaptations to enhance instruction and the learning environment for children and youth with exceptional characteristics involving cognitive ability (learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, gifted and special talents), physical functioning, sensory modalities, and emotional and behavioral status. Also considers contemporary issues in education for students with exceptional needs in the least restrictive environment. Thirty (30) clock hours of field experience are required.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 315 Exceptional Children & Youth in the Regular Classroom


    3 credit hours

    An overview of students’ diverse needs as represented in the regular classroom. Examines attitudes and adaptations to enhance instruction and the learning environment for children and youth with exceptional characteristics involving cognitive ability (learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, gifted and special talents), physical functioning, sensory modalities, and emotional and behavioral status. Also considers contemporary issues in education for students with exceptional needs in the least restrictive environment.

    Prerequisite: EDU 201 Principles Of Teaching In School And Society  
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 320 Technology for Educators


    2 credit hours

    A course designed to help students acquire the “ability to use information technology to enhance learning and to enhance personal and professional productivity”. Topics include: the use of multimedia, telecommunications including the Internet and World Wide Web, instructional resource management, presentations, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and desktop publishing packages. Students will be involved in developing projects that will help them to understand the importance of staying current, to appreciate the ethical, social, physical, and psychological issues concerning the use of information technology, to use information technology to enhance continuing professional development, and to acquire the skills and methodology necessary to effectively integrate technology across the curriculum.

    Prerequisite: EDU 201 Principles Of Teaching In School And Society  
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 321 Technology For Educators


    3 credit hours

    A course designed to help students acquire the “ability to use information technology to enhance learning and to enhance personal and professional productivity”. Topics include: the use of multimedia, telecommunications including the Internet and World Wide Web, instructional resource management, presentations, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and desktop publishing packages. Students will be involved in developing projects that will help them to understand the importance of staying current, to appreciate the ethical, social, physical, and psychological issues concerning the use of information technology, to use information technology to enhance continuing professional development, and to acquire the skills and methodology necessary to effectively integrate technology across the curriculum.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year, SU 2019, SU 2021
  
  • EDU 322 Methods And Materials Of Early Childhood Education


    3 credit hours

    Examines current theory regarding the education of young children (pre-kindergarten and kindergarten), emphasis on the importance of an early enriched environment and critical periods for learning. Includes nine (9) hours of observation of children in a Montessori environment.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 340 Diversity and Inclusion in Education


    3 credit hours

    This course contrasts the history of the education of those in the American mainstream with the history of the education of those in eight micro-cultures: African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, Native Americans, women, those in special education (exceptionalities), the impact of religious education, and education as it differs by social class. Content covering the history of American education will also include: teacher unions and politics, integrating multiple intelligences and learning styles, classroom management strategies and trends, local, state, and national control of schools, and legal issues surrounding education. In addition, students consider how educational philosophies are lived out in elementary and secondary classrooms and how these philosophies have and do influence the education of the above micro-cultures.

    Prerequisite: EDU 201 Principles Of Teaching In School And Society  
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 343 Assessment & Evaluation in Education


    2 credit hours

    This course is designed to introduce candidates to the role assessment plays in the field of education, assessment of and for learning.  The focus will be on selection, administration, and interpretation of instruments as they relate to lesson design and implementation and progress monitoring. Other areas covered are test construction and accommodations for diverse learners.  The State of Michigan assessments are discussed and reviewed in relation to the implications for schools and districts. 

    Prerequisite: EDU 201 Principles Of Teaching In School And Society  
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 346 Collaboration & Professionalism


    3 credit hours

    This course prepares candidates with the skills of professionalism and collaboration with professionals, parents, community agencies, students, and friends.  A variety of models of collaboration are examined for usage and matching to the appropriate situation.  Competencies in collaboration are developed, implemented, and evaluated.  Candidates have the opportunity to rehearse models of collaboration. Special attention is given to ethics and professionalism and communication.

    Prerequisite: EDU 201 Principles Of Teaching In School And Society  
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 349 Culture And Diversity In Schools


    3 credit hours

    Designed to provide students with opportunities to examine, participate in, and experience teaching in an urban area setting. Sixty (60) clock hours in either an urban elementary or secondary classroom are required. Supervision by urban classroom teachers will provide the students with many opportunities for teaching and evaluation. Requirements include keeping a journal, reading educational periodicals, using technology to both learn and present, interviewing teachers and students, and individual and group processing with university professors/supervisors.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year, SU 2018, SU 2020
  
  • EDU 350 Junior Seminar III


    1 credit hours

    Candidates continue to strengthen and apply educational concepts through the development, implementation, and assessment of learner centered lesson activities. Candidates continue to develop skills, content knowledge and disposition through reflective practices and clinical field experiences. Candidates will continue to work through the certification pathway, clinical field experience requirements, development of the professional portfolio, as well as additional requirements of the division of education.

    Prerequisite: EDU 250 Sophomore Seminar II      
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 351 Educational Psychology


    3 credit hours

    Study of theories of learning as they developed historically and their practical application to contemporary elementary, middle and high school classrooms. Includes consideration of motivation, individual differences, classroom management and evaluation, multicultural issues, developmentally appropriate curriculum, and dealing with exceptionalities. Students will keep a journal, engage in a variety of “searches” for information and research, participate in large and small group presentations, and participate in twenty (20) clock hours of classroom field work observing and putting theory into practice.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year, SU 2018, SU 2020
  
  • EDU 352 Behavior Management


    2 credit hours

    This course is designed to provide the candidate with a foundation of the psychological impact of behaviors on the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, social, and linguistic development.  In addition, the potential behavioral expressions will be examined.  Students will learn techniques and strategies for managing behavior, pre-school through young adult.  Emphasis is placed on Positive Behavioral Supports in relation to school-wide, classroom, individual, and crisis prevention strategies. The candidates will also learn methods for teaching students self-management.  Ten hours of field experience are required.

    Prerequisite: EDU 201 Principles Of Teaching In School And Society  
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 355 Elementary Core Methods I


    3 credit hours

    Elementary Core Methods provides an early introduction to the strategies and practices of teaching.   The scope and sequence of lesson planning and unit planning are taught and practiced for the first time.  Additionally, candidates learn to accommodate their plans and instruction for students with special educational needs, those who are gifted and talented, or who are English language learners.  Teacher candidates also microteach a portion of their unit plan as part of five clinical experience flex hours.  These skills are then reinforced and extended during Elementary Core Methods II.

    Prerequisite: EDU 201 Principles Of Teaching In School And Society  
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 356 Elementary Core Methods II


    3 credit hours

    Elementary Core Methods II is a senior-level course taken one to two semesters prior to student teaching.  Teacher candidates must meet all the requirements of Inquiry, Intent, and Candidacy on the SHU Certification Pathway before they are approved for this methods course.  This course works “beyond the content” to prepare candidates for the actual act of good teaching.  This includes: the planning and preparation necessary from the first day of school to sending students off in the summer; creating a plan to prevent and deal with bullying; teaming with parents; enhancing classroom and behavior management; understanding the educator’s role as a reflective practitioner; and studying the standards of teacher evaluation.  The development and implementation of a unit plan, designed to meet the needs and accommodations of students within their 100-hour clinical experience assignment, serves as a key assessment within the course.

    Prerequisite: EDU 355 Elementary Core Methods I  
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 358 Methods of Teaching History and Geography


    3 credit hours

    This course focuses on the basic scope and sequence of curriculum in the history and geography areas of social studies.  Emphasis is upon content and methodology set forth in the Michigan Department of Education Grade Level Content Expectations for Social Studies as well as the C-3 Framework for PreK – Grade 12.  This course provides multiple opportunities for critical thinking, cooperative learning, integration across curriculum, whole language, and hands-on learning experiences.  Children with special needs, multicultural appreciation and integration, and developmentally appropriate practice are also discussed.  Students will design short- and long-term lessons and units.

    Prerequisite: EDU 201 Principles Of Teaching In School And Society  
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 359 Methods of Teaching Economics and Political Science


    3 credit hours

    This course focuses on the basic scope and sequence of curriculum in the Economics and Political Science/Government areas of social studies.  Emphasis is upon content and methodology set forth in the Michigan Department of Education Grade Level Content Expectations for Social Studies as well as the C-3 Framework for PreK - Grade 12.  This course provides multiple opportunities for critical thinking, cooperative learning, integration across curriculum, whole language, and hands-on learning experiences.  Children with special needs, multicultural appreciation and integration, and developmentally appropriate practice are also discussed.  Students will design short- and long-term lessons and units.

    Prerequisite: EDU 201 Principles Of Teaching In School And Society  
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 360 Education Practicum


    3 credit hours

    Supervised observation, participation, and teaching in a Lenawee County elementary school. A minimum of one hundred (100) clock hours is required. All students will be placed in classrooms matching their academic major/minor. In addition to the responsibilities necessary in assuming some of the teaching duties in the local schools, students will process their experiences orally in small group, seminar situations, and in writing through journals and written assignments.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 371 Elementary Core Education Methods


    4 credit hours

    Analysis and application of basic teacher competencies: using research-based practices, holding positive expectations for student success, being an extremely good classroom manager, designing lessons to help students reach mastery, assessing learning through authentic measures, meeting students differing learning styles, meeting diversity needs, teaching with and through the arts, and designing lessons which are developmentally appropriate, content specific, and use technology as an enhancement for the teaching/learning process. The culminating project is an extensive unit plan.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 372 Secondary Education Methods


    3 credit hours

    Identification and illustration of effective teaching techniques at the secondary level through microteaching, planning lessons and instructional units, and writing learning outcomes. Also considers classroom management, motivation, evaluation, textbook analysis, multicultural issues, and the needs of the exceptional students. Student texts include “Design Tools for the Internet-Supported Classroom”, “A Resource Guide for Secondary School Teaching”, and “Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community”.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 373 Methods of Teaching Science


    3 credit hours

    A study of the principles and methods of teaching science in the Prek -12 classroom setting.  The primary scope and sequence of curriculum is grade level specific science, where emphasis is upon content and methodology set forth by the Michigan Science Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Framework for PreK-12 Science Education. Course provides multiple opportunities for critical thinking, cooperative learning, and integration across curriculum and hands-on learning experiences. Needs of exceptional children, multicultural appreciation and integration, and developmentally appropriate practice are also discussed. Students will design both short and long-term lesson plans.

    Prerequisite: EDU 201 Principles Of Teaching In School And Society  
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 435 Diagnosis and Remediation of Reading Difficulties


    3 credit hours

    Candidates will complete an in-depth study of the principles and practices of diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties.  They will administer informal assessments, analyze data, and plan and implement interventions, based on the data, for a general education student reading a year or more below grade level.  Candidates will learn how to design curriculum and assessment to meet the needs of all learners, as they plan for a culturally responsive literacy learning environment. They will consider ways to engage learners through listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing, and visually representing across the disciplines.  This course partially fulfils the six credits hours required for a professional certificate with the State of Michigan.  

    Prerequisite: EDU 305 Grades PK – 3 Literacy II  or EDU 306 Grades 3 – 6 Literacy  
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 450 Senior Seminar IV


    1 credit hours

    Candidates integrate essential educational concepts and skill through collaborative application of essential educational skills within our community partner schools. Candidates demonstrate the importance of advocacy and refine their professional education philosophy and professional portfolio. Candidates will continue to work through the certification pathway, clinical field experience requirements as well as additional requirements of the division of education.

    Prerequisite: EDU 350 Junior Seminar III  
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • EDU 480 Student Teaching


    10 credit hours

    Supervised observation, participation, and full-time teaching in private and public K-12 schools in Lenawee County. This is a fourteen (14) week, full-time placement. University supervisors will observe and evaluate student teachers five (5) times during this session. Evaluation criteria is based upon the Michigan Department of Education Entry-Level Standards for Teachers. Credit/No Credit grading only.

    Prerequisite: Permission 
    Corequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 490 Student Teaching


    10 credit hours

    Supervised participation and full-time teaching in private and public schools in the area. This is a fourteen (14) week, full-time placement. University supervisors will observe and evaluate student teachers five (5) times using the Danielson evaluation observation rubric and model, and the UDL lesson planning rubric. Professional dispositions are also evaluated during this time. Evaluation criteria is based up on the State of Michigan certification standards. Grading is credit/ no credit.

    Prerequisite: By Permission
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • EDU 495 Student Teaching Seminar


    2 credit hours

    Group discussions and analysis of problems and challenges encountered during student teaching, speakers on relevant issues, and videotaped simulated employment interviews. Requirements include keeping a journal, establishing a credential file and professional portfolio, and participating in an oral comprehensive interview based on the teacher education program learning outcomes.

    Prerequisite: Permission
    Corequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year

English

  
  • ENG 099 College Reading


    3 credit hours

    This course is designed to improve basic reading skills and reading comprehension. This course will emphasize building comprehension skills, identifying the main ideas and supporting details, improving factual recall, recognizing context clues, making inferences, and drawing conclusions. Vocabulary improvement will also be stressed.

    Prerequisite: Placement
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ENG 100 Basic Writing


    3 credit hours

    The course focuses on the development of basic, sentence-level writing skills, especially grammar and mechanics, and the composition of unified, developed paragraphs. Students will draft and revise multiple paragraphs and at least one full essay.

    Prerequisite: Placement
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ENG 101 Reading And Writing I


    3 credit hours

    This class focuses conventions of academic essay writing through a variety of rhetorical modes. The student will engage in and develop strong habits of pre-writing, drafting, revision, and editing. Students will be introduced to critical thinking and writing across the curriculum.

    Prerequisite: “C” or better in ENG 100 Basic Writing , or Placement
    Liberal Arts: English Composition (College for Professional Studies)
    Course is Offered: FA, WI, and SU Every Year
  
  • ENG 102 Reading And Writing II


    3 credit hours

    Students will read and discuss a variety of essays. Students will write essays some of which will require summary and critique and the incorporation, synthesis, and documentation of multiple sources. CAS Students will be expected to write a properly cited research paper and demonstrate capacity for writing across the curriculum and critical thinking.

    Prerequisite: “C” or better in ENG 101 Reading And Writing I  or Placement
    Liberal Arts: English Composition. A grade of 2.0 or greater is required in this course. 
    Course is Offered: FA, WI, and SU Every Year
  
  • ENG 113 Introduction To Literature


    3 credit hours

    Study of literature as an art form focusing on the genres of fiction, poetry, and drama. Students will do close readings of stories, poems, and plays to understand how literary elements create value in a work. Students will write short papers of definition and analysis, engage in classroom discussion, and make oral presentations. Required for all majors and minors; especially useful to students interested in the other arts.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ENG 150 Introduction To Creative Writing


    3 credit hours

    This course will introduce students to the craft and art of Creative Writing. Students will learn the principles and techniques of a range of creative styles, including poetry and fiction. Students will read and analyze a range of poems and short stories, studying various genres and artistic movements. Students will produce their own poems and short stories which will be read by the rest of the class and discussed during workshops. Previous writing experience is welcomed but not required.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ENG 211 Rhetoric


    3 credit hours

    Introduction to the history and theories of rhetoric, including the study of oral, written, and visual rhetorics, and practice in effective and ethical means of persuasion.

    Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in ENG 102 Reading And Writing II   
    Liberal Arts: English Composition
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ENG 212 Research


    3 credit hours

    Practice in research methods, outlining, and expository prose. The student will write several short and one long (15-18 pp.) documented papers.

    Prerequisite: “C” grade or better in ENG 102 Reading And Writing II  or placement
    Liberal Arts: English Composition
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ENG 221 English Grammar


    3 credit hours

    The study of rules that govern the structure of the English language, including parts of speech and other grammatical conventions. Students will also examine syntax, that is, how words are put together to form phrases, clauses, and sentences. Intended primarily for students in Teacher Education.

    Course is Offered: FA, WI, and SU Every Year
  
  • ENG 225 Introduction To Children’s Literature


    3 credit hours

    This course explores the history of attitudes toward children and the history and theory of children’s literature. It also explores folk tales and myths, poetry, realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and picture books. The course covers literature for children from pre-school through grade 6.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ENG 226 Adolescent Literature


    3 credit hours

    This course covers theory and examples of classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction for children from grades 6-12. The course includes attention to the field of adolescent fiction and to current issues in the field of children’s literature.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ENG 240 Introduction To Journalism


    3 credit hours

    This course introduces students to the basic theory, analysis, and practice of journalism. Through criticism of news media texts, discussions of trends in journalism, and the production of news stories, students will develop critical media literacy and writing skills.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ENG 242 Spectra


    1 credit hours

    This is a course in which students will have direct experience in the techniques of news and feature writing through participation in Spectra, the student news organization. The course is offered as needed and may be taken up to three times.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ENG 251 World Literature I: From Oral Traditions To 1700


    3 credit hours

    This course explores the mythologies and oral traditions of various world cultures including Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas; and the development of those traditions into written literatures in the centuries leading up to 1700. A major emphasis of the course is on the transformation to written literature and the development of literary traditions. This class will include a balance of European texts and non-European texts.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Odd Year
  
  • ENG 260 Approaches To Literary Criticism


    3 credit hours

    This course introduces literary criticism as a formal study. It surveys major critical approaches, including Reader- Response, Deconstructive, Feminist, Psychological, Historical and New-Historical, Cultural, and New Criticism. Students will write several short essays, each employing a different critical approach, and one long research paper using a variety of analytical perspectives.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ENG 270 Introductory Poetry Workshop


    3 credit hours

    This course introduces students to the craft of poetry. Students will learn basic forms and techniques, will produce multiple poems, and will participate in workshops. Students will produce their own poems which will be read by the rest of the class and discussed during workshops.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ENG 271 Introductory Fiction Workshop


    3 credit hours

    This course introduces students to the craft of fiction. Students will learn basic forms and techniques, will produce multiple stories, and will participate in workshops. Students will produce their own short stories which will be read by the rest of the class and discussed during workshops.

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ENG 272 Introduction To Editing A Literary Journal: Eclipse


    2 credit hours

    In this course, students are introduced to the process of editing a literary journal. Students will assist in soliciting, selecting, editing, and producing materials for Eclipse, Siena’s annual literary magazine published every Fall session. The content may include all genres of literature and fine arts. The staff designs the magazine, which includes layout, advertising, and plans for distribution.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ENG 273 Introduction To Publishing A Literary Journal: Eclipse


    1 credit hours

    In this course, students are introduced to the production components of Siena’s annual literary magazine published every Fall session. Students will assist in working with a professional graphic designer and publisher, who advise the process. Students assist in finalizing the layout, printing, advertising, and selling of the magazine. As it takes a full year to produce Eclipse, ENG 273 may be taken as a continuation of ENG 272 Introduction To Editing A Literary Journal: Eclipse , or as a new course.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ENG 333 Advanced Expository Writing


    3 credit hours

    Extensive practice in the writing of short and extended, formal and informal essays and papers appropriate to different audiences and occasions. The student will read and analyze expository pieces in a variety of styles by contemporary authors, read parts of his/her own work aloud to fellow students, and develop critical competencies and advanced writing skills.

    Prerequisite: ENG 101 Reading And Writing I  (or equivalent) and ENG 102 Reading And Writing II  (or equivalent). 

    Equivalency can be met through transfer credit or writing placement exam.
    Liberal Arts: English Composition
    Course is Offered: At one or more Siena Heights degree completion centers, but may not be available on the Adrian campus.

  
  • ENG 340 Advanced Poetry Workshop


    3 credit hours

    Extensive practice in the writing of poetry, traditional and experimental, with attention to the language, style, and point of view essential to the needs of the form. The students will read and analyze the poetry of established writers, participate in critiquing work produced by the class, and over the course of the workshop, develop critical judgment. Students will produce their own poems which will be read by the rest of the class and discussed during workshops.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Odd Year
  
  • ENG 342 Advanced Fiction Workshop


    3 credit hours

    Extensive practice in the writing of fiction, traditional and experimental, with attention to the language, style, and point of view essential to the needs of the form. The students will read and analyze the fiction of established writers, participate in critiquing work produced by the class, and over the course of the workshop, develop critical judgment. Students will produce their own short stories which will be read by the rest of the class and discussed during workshops.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ENG 343 British Literary History I


    3 credit hours

    Survey of major literary and linguistic movements in the British Isles from the Anglo-Saxon period through the eighteenth century. May focus on historical, social, religious, and cultural contexts of literary production.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Odd Year
  
  • ENG 344 Scriptwriting


    3 credit hours

    Extensive practice in the writing of plays and film/video scripts, traditional and experimental, with attention to the language, style, and point of view essential to the needs of the form. The students will read and analyze the scripts of established writers, participate in critiquing work produced by the class, and over the course of the workshop, develop critical judgment.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Odd Year
  
  • ENG 345 British Literary History II


    3 credit hours

    Survey of major literary and linguistic movements in the British Isles from the Romantic Period to 1945. May focus on historical, social, religious, and cultural contexts of literary production.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Even Year
  
  • ENG 348 Multiethnic U.S. Literature


    3 credit hours

    Study of modern and contemporary literature produced by writers who self-identify as an ethnic minority. Close attention paid to the relationship between literature and the social and cultural constructions of ethnic identity. Students will be introduced to germane critical approaches.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Odd Year
  
  
  • ENG 351 African-American Literature


    3 credit hours

    This survey course seeks to introduce students to the major works of African-American writers from 1760 to the present. It will examine the historical, psychological, and socio-political context in which this literature was produced. It will study the evolution of African-American writing as a literary art.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Even Year
  
  • ENG 354 Gender, Sexuality And Literature


    3 credit hours

    Study of the relationship between gender identity, sexuality, and literature. Close attention paid to literature written by women. Students will be introduced to germane critical approaches.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Odd Year
  
  • ENG 356 Contemporary Literature


    3 credit hours

    This course critically examines a global literature since 1945. Close attention is paid to the historical and cultural contexts such as globalization and technological advancement. Students will be introduced to germane literary theory. Course will include a balance of European texts and non-European texts.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Odd Year
  
  • ENG 357 Postcolonial Literature


    3 credit hours

    This course critically examines literature produced in colonial and postcolonial settings. Close attention is paid to the role of literature in resisting colonialism and shaping postcolonial states and identities. Students will be introduced to germane approaches to literary criticism.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Even Year
  
  • ENG 359 Catholic Literature


    3 credit hours

    This course will focus on issues of Catholic faith and culture as explored in works of literature. The course may include poetry, fiction, essays, and/or films from a diverse range of geographic locations and historical time periods. As a result of the course, students will recognize the Catholic imagination in various literary genres and traditions.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ENG 362 Advanced Editing A Literary Journal: Eclipse


    2 credit hours

    In this course, students take a leadership role in producing Eclipse, Siena’s annual literary magazine. In this course students further hone their ability to solicit, select, edit, and produce materials for Eclipse. The content may include all genres of literature and fine arts. The staff designs the magazine, which includes layout, advertising, and plans for distribution.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ENG 363 Advanced Publishing A Literary Journal: Eclipse


    1 credit hours

    In this course, students take a leadership role in the production components of Siena’s annual literary magazine, Eclipse. Students work with a professional graphic designer and publisher, who advise and assist in the process. Students in this course take a leadership role in finalizing layout, printing, advertising, and selling the magazine. As it takes a full year to produce Eclipse, ENG 363 may be taken as a continuation of ENG 362 Advanced Editing A Literary Journal: Eclipse  or as a new course.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ENG 372 Secondary Methods


    2 credit hours

    Investigation through readings and teacher conferences of ways to bring middle and high school students to an understanding of the structure and beauty of language and literature and of techniques of effective writing. The student will keep file cards of readings, develop lesson plans, check them with the instructor, and present them to fellow students. Consideration will be given to multicultural/minority issues and students, as well as to exceptional students.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ENG 396 Research Methods


    3 credit hours

    This course covers research methods and the advanced practice of literary scholarship. Requiring writing and research best suited to each specialization in the major, one of its outcomes will be a polished proposal for an ENG 495 Senior Tutorial  project to be presented to department faculty in April for approval.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ENG 435 Visual Culture


    3 credit hours

    This course provides a broad overview of the critical theories and methodologies that have developed in the twentieth century that help explain the meaning of visual media from both high art and popular culture, including painting, photography, film, television, advertising, illustrated books, advertising, and the internet.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Odd Year
  
  • ENG 445 Shakespeare


    3 credit hours

    Reading and analysis of several plays selected from the histories, comedies, and tragedies. Focus is primarily on textual analysis but covers as well sources, dramatic history, and criticism of plays studied. Overview of the development of drama from the medieval to renaissance periods. Students will write several essays, including one involving interpretation.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Even Year
  
  • ENG 480 Internship


    3 credit hours

    The internship is offered to give students practical experience in specialized areas of communication, such as journalism, public relations, advertising, editing, publishing, and media. Duties, workload, goals, and assessment will be arranged by the academic advisor and internship provider in consultation with the student.

    Prerequisite: Permission
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ENG 485 Special Topics


    3 credit hours

    The instructor teaching the course will determine the exact theme for the course that session. Students will closely read and analyze texts. Several longer papers will be required, which analyze the literature in depth.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
 

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