Summer II 2018 Courses

Below is a list of STEM Teach III courses available for Summer II 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.

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 501 Linear Algebra

Indiana Wesleyan University

Dr. Jan Edwards-Webster

Online

7/9 – 9/2/18

This course offers an intermediate treatment of the theory and application of linear
algebra. The goal of this course is to provide a framework for applying linear algebra to a
variety of mathematical problems. Topics include vector spaces, linear transformations,
diagonalization, inner product spaces, Markov Chains, and the Jordan canonical form.
There is an emphasis on understanding and writing proofs. Click here for syllabus.

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 503 Advanced Calculus

Indiana Wesleyan University

Dr. Jodi Mills             Jodi.mills@indwes.edu

Online

7/9 – 9/2/18

This course is an advanced multivariate treatment of calculus for the mature student of
mathematics. Course content will include advanced treatment of differentiation and
integration as well as advanced topics including Fourier Series and special functions.
Prerequisite: A bachelor's degree with a Mathematics major or must be state certified (in
any state) to teach Mathematics at a secondary school level and show evidence of
completing an undergraduate course in Calculus (through multivariate) with a
minimum grade of “C.” Click here for syllabus.

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

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 604 Fundamental Concepts of Geometry

Indiana State University

Dr. Liz Brown          Liz.Brown@indstate.edu

Online

5/21 – 8/3/18

 

Advanced topics in geometry for teachers and curriculum supervisors. The recent developments in
geometric theory which are related to the high school mathematics. Click here for syllabus.

Please note that this course is offered during the same date span as IT 511 for Summer I. Teachers may be enrolled in both of these courses.

Prerequisites: None

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 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) or COMPUTER SCIENCE

IT 603 Information Management

Valparaiso University

Gina Rue                         Gina.Rue@valpo.edu

Online

7/2 – 8/10/18 

Builds a deeper understanding of how databases work, including the topics of database theory and
architecture, data modeling, normalization, query languages, security and web applications. May be
repeated more than once when topics differ. Click here for syllabus.

Prerequisites: IT-502

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

BIOE 503 Systems Biology

Indiana Wesleyan University

Julie H. Rennison, PhD.   julie.Rennison@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Online

7/9 – 9/2/18 

This course investigates the major principles and concepts of biological systems, including the fundamentals of mathematical and physiological modeling, a detailed analysis of gene, protein, and metabolic systems, as well as the application of systems biology in health and medicine. Prerequisite: 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, General Chemistry Lab. 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 undergraduate college Biology courses. Click here for syllabus.

Prerequisites: None

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 505 Human Physiology 

Indiana Wesleyan University

April Elrod, PhD.

april.elrod@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Online

7/9 – 9/2/18

This course utilizes a systems approach in the exploration of the concept of homeostasis, or the ability of the body systems to work together to maintain internal stability. Knowledge of basic chemistry and cell biology is recommended. Click here for syllabus.

Prerequisites: 

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 510 Lifespan Development

University of Saint Francis

Amy Carrigan-Smith

acarrigan@sf.edu

Online

7/2– 8/24/18

This course examines the bio-psychosocial aspects of development across the lifespan. Growth
and development of the physical body, motor skills, intellectual skills, emotional and social
behavior will be traced from the prenatal period through late adulthood, including the processes
of dying and bereavement. Click here for syllabus.

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

PHYE 502 Classical Mechanics

Indiana Wesleyan University

Emily Grace, PhD, MSEd

emilygrace.williams@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Online

7/9 – 9/2/18

This course focuses on Newtonian (non-relativistic) mechanics and its Lagrangian formulation
with applications to the motions of particles in three dimensions, systems of particles, gravitation
and orbits, rigid body rotations and small vibrations). Prerequisites: a bachelor’s degree with a
physics major or be state certified (in any state) to teach Physics at a secondary school level,
and PHYE-501 or equivalent. Syllabus coming soon!

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.

Prerequisites: PHYE-501 or equivalent – Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge: A bachelor’s degree with a physics major or be state certified (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