Fall 2018 STEM Teach III Courses

Below is a list of STEM Teach III courses available for Fall 2018. This allows teachers to review offerings before online registration opens. Included are descriptions, links to syllabi as well as the other courses tentatively planned for each content sequence.

Registration will open on July 26, 2018. Teachers accepted into the program will receive notice via email when they may register based on priority and need. The email will cover necessary instructions on the registration process.

Course/University/  Instructor/Format

 Date &   Time 

Description

MATH

MATH 640 Graph Theory

Indiana State University

Online

More information coming soon

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: A bachelor’s degree with a mathematics major or must be state certified (in any state) to teach Mathematics at a secondary level school

Sequential Offerings: Math 501 Linear Algebra, Math 502 Abstract Algebra, Math 503 Advanced Calculus, Math 504 Real Analysis, Math 505 Statistical Methods I, Math 506 Modern Geometry

MATH 502 Abstract Algebra

Indiana Wesleyan University

Instructor TBD

For questions:  robert.morse1130@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Online

9/24 – 11/18/2018

This course is a study of algebraic structures and major theorems for these. Group theory and ring theory are reviewed and further developments are presented. An introduction to field theory and Galois Theory is included. Click here for syllabus.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: A bachelor’s degree with a mathematics major or state certification (in any state) to teach mathematics at a secondary school level and evidence of completing an undergraduate course in abstract algebra with a minimum grade of “C.”

Sequential Offerings: Math 501 Linear Algebra, Math 502 Abstract Algebra, Math 503 Advanced Calculus, Math 504 Real Analysis, Math 505 Statistical Methods I, Math 506 Modern Geometry

MATH 504 Real Analysis

Indiana Wesleyan University

Dr. Melvin Royer

For questions:

robert.morse1130@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Online

9/24 – 11/18/2018

 

This course offers a rigorous study of the real numbers and associated functions in order to deepen students’ understanding of calculus and raise their ability to effectively formulate and communicate mathematics. It reviews concepts of real-valued functions defined on the real line and proceeds to extend these results as applicable to complex valued functions and metric spaces. It also includes a rigorous examination of properties of some important special functions. Click here for syllabus.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite: A bachelor’s degree with a mathematics major or state certification (in any state) to teach mathematics at a secondary school level and evidence of completing an undergraduate course in Introduction to Real Analysis with a minimum grade of “C.”

Prerequisite Courses: Undergraduate Real Analysis

Sequential Offerings: Math 511 Number Theory, Math 537 Mathematical Modeling, Math 603 Fundamental Concepts of Algebra, Math 604 Fundamental Concepts of Geometry, Math 640 Graph Theory, Math 621 Modern Geometries 

Math 561 Real Analysis: Proving Calculus

Bethel College

Dr. Alice A. Ramos

alice.ramos@bethelcollege.edu

Face-to-Face

8/28 – 12/18/2018 

A rigorous treatment of the real number system and the underpinnings of calculus. Topics include sequences, series, limits, continuity, uniform continuity, uniform convergence, differentiation, Riemann integration, power series, and the importance of proof in the mathematics classroom. Click here for syllabus.

Prerequisites: Calculus III (Math 231 or equivalent), graduate standing

Sequential Offerings: Math 540, Abstract Algebra I, Math 541 Abstract Algebra II, Math 521 Mathematical Physics, Math 532 Euclidian & Non-Euclidian Geometry, Math 561 Real Analysis: Proving Calculus, Math 552 Mathematical Statistics

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) or COMPUTER SCIENCE

IT 533 Data Mining

Valparaiso University

Saso Poposki

saso.poposki@valpo.edu

Online

 8/20 – 12/6/2018

Data Mining is a broad area that integrates techniques from several fields including machine learning, statistics, pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, and database systems for the analysis of large volumes of data. This course gives a wide exposition of these techniques and their software tools. Click here for syllabus.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: IT-502 Introduction to Programming

Sequential Offerings: IT 502 Introduction to Programming, 510 Introduction to Information Technology, IT 603 Information Management, IT 533 Data Mining, IT 632 Instructional Design in IT, IT 540 Web Programming

BIOLOGY

BIO 504 Genetics

Indiana Wesleyan University

Instructor TBD

For questions: joanna.Vance@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Online

9/24 – 11/18/2018 

This course integrates basic principles of genetics in eukaryotes and prokaryotes at the
level of molecules, cells, and multi-cellular organisms including humans. Also covered
are Mendelian genetics, the molecular basis of gene function and mutation,
transmission systems, population, and evolutionary genetics. Subtopics also include the
structure and function of chromosomes and genomes, and biological variation resulting
from recombination, mutation, and selection. Click here for syllabus.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: a bachelor’s degree with a biology major or must be state certified (in any state) to teach biology at a secondary school level. Undergraduate coursework must include a “C” level or higher in
introductory biology, introductory biology lab, general chemistry, and general chemistry lab.

Sequential Offerings: BIOE 501 Biological Chemistry, BIOE 502 Cell Biology, BIOE 503 Systems Biology, BIOE 504 Genetics, BIOE 505 Human Physiology, BIOE 506 Microbiology

BIOE 506 Microbiology 

Indiana Wesleyan University

Instructor TBD

For questions:

joanna.Vance@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Online

9/24 – 11/18/2018 

This course examines the structure, physiology, and activities of pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms. Emphasis is placed on the interaction of microorganisms with each other, their hosts, and the environment. Course activities will apply principles of microbiology to public health, biotechnology, environmental science, and industrial processes. Click here for syllabus.

Prerequisite Course: A passing grade in undergraduate biology

Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge: Basic understanding of cell biology

Sequential Offerings: BIOE 501 Biological Chemistry, BIOE 502 Cell Biology, BIOE 503 Systems Biology, BIOE 504 Genetics, BIOE 505 Human Physiology, BIOE 506 Microbiology

   PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 512 Theories of Personality 

University of Saint Francis

Amy Carrigan-Smith, Ph.D.

acarrigan@sf.edu

Online

8/27 – 10/19/2018 

This course explores the psychological concept of personality and individual difference. Dimensions of personality, measurement and classification of personality types, factors impacting personality development, and the major personality theories are presented.  Click here for syllabus. 

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: None noted.

Sequential Offerings:  PSY 501 Research Methods, PSY 506 Social Psychology, PSY 510 Lifespan Development, PSY 512 Theories of Personality, PSY 515 Abnormal Psychology, PSY 518 Cognitive Neuroscience

 PHYSICS

PHY 503 Electromagnetism

Indiana Wesleyan University

Victor Parkinson, Ph.D.

Online

9/24 – 11/18/2018

This theoretical and problem-solving course focuses on the development and application of the integral and differential forms of Maxwell’s equations from phenomenological observations, culminating in the electromagnetic wave equations. Topics include potential theory; static, and dynamic electromagnetic field equations in vacuum and media; and electromagnetic waves with select applications. Click here for syllabus. 

Credit Hours: 3

Note: This course is designed for those seeking the credentials required by many regional accrediting bodies in order to be able to teach advanced placement, concurrent early college, and community college physics courses.

Prerequisite Courses: None

Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge: A bachelor’s degree with a physics major or state certification (in any state) to teach physics at a secondary school level, and PHYE-501 or equivalent. Undergraduate coursework must include calculus (through multivariate) and ordinary differential equations.

Sequential Offerings:  PSYE 501 Research Methods, PSYE 502 Classical Mechanics, PHYE 503 Electromagnetism, PHYE 504 Intro to Quantum Mechanics, PHYE 505 Quantum Mechanics II, PHYE 506 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

  CHEMISTRY

CHEM 540 Physical Chemistry

Indiana University

Dr. Victor Waingeh

vwaingeh@ius.edu

Online

 8/20 – 12/10/2018

This course will touch on all the fundamental areas of physical chemistry. Emphasis is on content that expands the students’ knowledge in the key areas and relates to concepts likely to be taught in introductory chemistry courses. Click here for syllabus.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Content: The course will follow the molecular approach to physical chemistry, beginning with the quantum mechanical description of matter before proceeding to bulk properties.

CHEM 550 Introductory Biochemistry

Indiana University

Hitesh Kathuria, Ph.D.

hikathur@iue.edu

Online

8/20 – 12/10/2018 

This course will touch on protein composition and structure, enzyme kinetics, catalytic and regulatory strategies, arbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids and cell membranes, transducing and storing energy-metabolic cycles, responding to environmental changes. Click here for syllabus.

Credit Hours: 3

Course Content: Introduction to Biochemistry; Protein Structure; The Central Dogma Evolution & Bioinformatics; Hemoglobin; Review of Organic Chemistry; Metabolism Enzymes and Enzyme Kinetics Carbohydrates; Catalytic Strategies; Regulatory Mechanisms; Membranes; Membrane Channels & Pumps; Glycolysis and Gluconeogenesis; Citric Acid Cycle; Oxidative Phosphorylation; Nutrition; Sensory Systems, Molecular Motors, Drug Development