Spring 2018 Courses

Below is a list of STEM Teach III courses available for Spring 2018. This allows teachers to review offerings before online registration opens. Included are descriptions, links to syllabi as well as future 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. Jodi Mills, Jodi.mills@indwes.edu

Online

3/12 – 5/7/18

This course provides 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 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.

Future Sequential Offerings: Math 502 Abstract Algebra, Math 503 Advanced Calculus, Math 504 Real Analysis, Math 506 Modern Geometry

MATH 505 Statistical Methods I

Indiana Wesleyan University

Dr. Jodi Mills, Jodi.mills@indwes.edu

Online

3/12 – 5/7/18

This applied statistics course presents a variety of statistical topics in the context of real world data. The goal of        this course is to demonstrate the broad applicability of advanced statistical techniques. Topics include probability, inferences for one and two samples, analysis of single and multifactor experiments, regression analysis, and nonparametric methods. Click 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.

Future Sequential Offerings: Math 502 Abstract Algebra, Math 503 Advanced Calculus, Math 504 Real Analysis, Math 506 Modern Geometry

MATH 537 Mathematical Modeling

Indiana State University

Henjin Chi, Henjin.Chi@indstate.edu

Online Synchronous (logging online for class on set day & at specific time)

1/16 – 5/11/18

Mon. & Wed.   6:30-    7:45 p.m.

Students will model practical problems which involve the interpretation of data, the mathematical formulation of the problem, an analysis of the mathematical model, a solution of the model, and an interpretation of the results.        Click for syllabus.

Prerequisites: MATH 333 Differential Equations and MATH 413 Linear Algebra. Contact professor for other courses that may satisfy this prerequisite.

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

MATH 540 Abstract Algebra I

Bethel College

Dr. Timothy Ferdinands, timothy.ferdinands@bethelcollege.edu

Face-to-Face

1/17 – 5/15/18
Wed. 6-9 p.m.

This course will be an in-depth study of the algebraic structure of groups. We will discuss both finite and infinite groups as well as different structures used to classify them.  Topics include the study of cosets and normal subgroups, group homomorphisms and isomorphisms, the first isomorphism theorem, and the classification of finite abelian groups. Click for syllabus.

Prerequisites: MATH 293 and MATH 242. Contact professor for other courses that may satisfy this prerequisite.

Future Sequential Offerings: 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 502 Introduction to Programming

Valparaiso University

Polly Wainwright, polly.wainwright@valpo.edu

Online

1/10 – 5/8/18 

A first course in problem-solving through algorithm development and alanysis and software design. Students design and write elementary and intermediate sized programs, including intensive study of Java or other programming language(s) of similar scale and complexity. An introduction to the best practices for professional/industry grade programming is included. Click for syllabus.

Prerequisites: None Noted.

Future Sequential Offerings: IT 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 501 Biological Chemistry

Indiana Wesleyan

Dr. Callie Kindt,  Callie.Kindt@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Online

3/12 – 5/7/18 

This course provides an intermediate understanding of chemical principles in biology and focuses on the study of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids in a biological context. Enzymes, metabolism, and gene expression are also investigated. 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 for syllabus.

Prerequisites: A bachelor’s degree with biology major or 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.

*Future Sequential Offerings: BIOE 502 Cell Biology, BIOE 504 Genetics, BIOE 505 Human Physiology, BIOE 506 Microbiology

BIOE 503 Systems Biology

Indiana Wesleyan

Dr. Julie Rennison, Julie.rennison@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Online

 3/12 – 5/7/18

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. This course is designed for those seeking credentials required by regional accrediting bodies in order to be able to teach advanced placement, concurrent early college, and undergraduate college Biology courses. Click for syllabus.

Prerequisites: A bachelor’s degree with a biology major or 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

Future Sequential Offerings: BIOE 502 Cell Biology, BIOE 504 Genetics, BIOE 505 Human Physiology, BIOE 506 Microbiology

   PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 515 Abnormal Psychology

University of Saint Francis

Instructor to be determined

Online

3/12– 5/4/18

Focuses upon developing an understanding of individual, group, and cultural pathology including: historical perspective, diagnostic classification, etiology, symptom manifestation, treatment approaches, and prevention. Click for syllabus.

Prerequisites: None noted.

Future Sequential Offerings: 

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

*Additional Biology Sequence Offerings

University of Indianapolis will continue a biology sequence that began during STEM Teach II by offering Biology 560 Topics in Anatomy I and Biology 560 Topics in Anatomy II.

Physics Sequence

Courses will begin in Summer I 2018. Physics courses will include an 18-credit courcse sequence.

Chemistry

Courses will begin in Summer I 2018. A limited number of courses will be available.