STEM Teach III Courses

Summer II 2018 Courses

Summer II registration is now closed. Below is information about the STEM Teach III courses that were available for Summer II 2018.  Included are descriptions, links to syllabi as well as the other courses tentatively planned for each content sequence.

                  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. 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 and show evidence of completing an undergraduate course in calculus (through multivariate) 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 604 Fundamental Concepts of Geometry

Indiana State University

Dr. Liz Brown

Liz.Brown@indstate.edu

Online

5/21 – 8/3/18

 

This course includes advanced topics in geometry. The course will explore topics in Euclidean geometry, including transformations, Ceva’s theorem, Menalaus’ theorem and related topics.

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

Prerequisites: A course in Euclidean geometry – a college geometry course as an undergraduate student is sufficient.

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 

This course 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.

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: 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.

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: 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.

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).   Click here for syllabus. 

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

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

Summer I 2018 Courses

Summer I Registration: February 21 – March 9, 2018 (now closed); Summer I Schedule Adjustments: April 4-6, 2018 (completed)

Note: These courses are no longer available for registration. The following is provided for informational purposes only.

 Course/University/   Instructor/Format

 Date &   Time 

Description

CHEMISTRY

CHEM 500 Forensic Chemistry

University of St. Francis

Melissa Willard, Ph.D.

MWillard@sf.edu

Online

5/7-6, 29/18

Introduction to the methods, analyses and challenges of forensic science evidence from an underlying chemical perspective. Among the topics investigated are drug, hair, fiber, soil, glass and arson. The course is composed of individual readings, case study analysis and discussions, a home laboratory component and an interactive mock crime scene component; providing an overview of the investigative process from collection of evidence, through analysis, data interpretation and presentation of results in a mock courtroom setting. The course is designed to give an introduction to the chemistry of forensics, as well as provide a tool for existing teachers to enhance new or existing chemistry or forensic chemistry classes. Click here for syllabus.

Expectations: This is a graduate level course.  As such, it is expected you are to: (1) be independent learners; (2) demonstrate critical thinking (3) use literature to support your arguments and reasoning; and (4) properly cite your work.

MATH

MATH 502 Abstract Algebra

        Indiana Wesleyan Univ.

David Tannor

david.tannor@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Dr. Robert Morse

robert.morse1130@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Online

 

5/7–7/1/18

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.

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 and show 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 506 Modern Geometry

MATH 506  Modern Geometry

       Indiana Wesleyan Univ.

Nigel Basta

nigel.basta@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Online

5/7–7/1/18

This course offers a critical presentation of the development and philosophical significance of non-Euclidean geometry. The goal of this course is to advance understanding of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries, through analytic methods and critical thinking. 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 and show evidence of completing an undergraduate course in Modern Geometry 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 506 Modern Geometry

 MATH 511 Number Theory

        Indiana State University

Dr. Jodi Frost

Jodi.Frost@indstate.edu

Online

5/21 – 8/3/18 An introductory course in number theory. Topics include properties of the integers, number theoretic functions, congruencies and applications. Click here for syllabus.

Prerequisites: MATH 380- Intro to Abstract Mathematics, with a C or better or equivalent

Sequential Offerings:  Math 511 Number Theory, Math 534 Mathematical Modeling, Math 604 Fundamental Concepts of Geometry, Math 640 Graph Theory, Math 621 Modern Geometries, Math 603 Fundamental Concepts of Algebra

MATH 541 Abstract Algebra II

CANCELLED

Bethel College

Dr. Timothy Ferdinands

timothy.ferdinands@bethelcollege.edu

Face-to-Face

5/6 – 6/23/18

Mon. & Wed.  6 – 8:50 p.m.

Abstract algebra includes the study of groups, rings, and fields. Informally, a group, ring, or field is a set of mathematical objects with operations defined (e.g., addition and/or multiplication) that obey certain properties. In this course, we will focus on rings, and the relationship between rings and the solutions of polynomials (as seen in high school algebra) while emphasizing the importance of logical inquiry and inquiry based learning. Click here for syllabus.

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and a proofs course 

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 510 Introduction to IT

Valparaiso University

Robert Wichlinski

Robert.Wichlinski@valpo.edu

Online

5/22 – 6/29/18 

Reviews the academic discipline of IT, including pervasive IT themes, IT history, organizational issues and relationship of IT to other computing disciplines. this also includes practicum to illustrate the nature of platforms and technologies currently employed in the industry. Click for syllabus.

Prerequisites: 

Sequential Offerings: IT 603 Information Management, IT 533 Data Mining, IT 632 Instructional Design in IT, IT 540 Web Programming

 BIOLOGY

BIOE 502 Cell Biology

Indiana Wesleyan University

Julie H. Rennison, PhD

julie.rennison@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

April Elrod

april.elrod@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Online

5/7 – 7/1/18 

The course is intended to develop deeper insight into the complexities of cell structure, function and cellular processes with a focus on biosynthesis, cell signaling, regulation of proteins and cell cycle/apoptosis. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on how the dysfunction or disruptions in these cellular processes lead to disease of the organism. An understanding of common laboratory methodologies used in cell biology will also be discussed as a basis for understanding primary literature. A working knowledge of cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry is recommended. Click here for syllabus.

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, 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.

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 504 Genetics

Indiana Wesleyan University

Joanna Vance

joanna.vance@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Online

 5/7 – 7/1/18

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.

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, 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

BIOL 560 Human Functional Evolutionary Anatomy I & II

CANCELLED

University of Indianapolis

Dr. John Langdon

langdon@uindy.edu

David Wolfe

wolfed@uindy.edu

Dr. Kevin Gribbins

gribbinsk@uindy.edu

Face-to-Face

6/11 –

7/26/18

Mon. – Thurs., 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

A study of human anatomical adaptations from an evolutionary and comparative perspective. This semester will emphasize the musculoskeletal systems and body mechanics. Students will become familiar with the major structures of the human body, emphasizing the unique aspects of our species in an evolutionary perspective. The course is taught in a traditional laboratory and classroom format. Supplementary materials will be made available online. Click here for syllabus.

Prerequisite: Bachelor’s degree

Sequential Offerings: Course sequence began in 2016 with BIOL 562 Integrative Biology: Evolution and BIOL 563 Integrative Biology: Ecology.

   PSYCHOLOGY

PSY 506.01B Social Psychology

University of Saint Francis

Amy Carrigan-Smith, Ph.D.

acarrigan@sf.edu

Online

5/7 -6/29/2018

General principles of social psychology, including socialization of the individual, attitude formation, conformity, group identification, and group dynamics. 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  501 Mathematical Methods in Physics

Indiana Wesleyan Univer.

Reuben Rubio

reuben.rufio@indwes.edu

Online

5/7–7/1/18

This course develops a mathematical foundation to succeed in graduate level courses in classical mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics/statistical physics, modern and quantum physics. It encompasses algorithmic skills but aims higher to develop the ability to relate mathematics and phenomena and the ability to analyze solutions for limitations and prediction of behavior. Click here for syllabus.

Prerequisites: A bachelor’s degree with a Physics major or must be state certified (in any state) to teach Physics at a secondary school level is required. Undergraduate coursework must include calculus (through multivariate) and ordinary differential equations. Prerequisite Course: Undergraduate Abstract Algebra

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

Spring 2018 STEM  Teach III Courses

Below is a list of STEM Teach III courses offered in Spring 2018. These courses are no longer available for registration. This list is provided for informational purposes only.

 

                  Course/University/   Instructor/Format

 Date &   Time 

Description

MATH

MATH 501 Linear Algebra

Indiana Wesleyan University

Julie Wells

julie.wells2@agsfaculty.indwes.edu

Jason Snyder

jason.snyder@agsfaculty.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

Nigle Basta

nigel.basta@agsfaculty@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

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. Gilandra Russell

gilandra.russell@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 503 Systems 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

Dr. Ken Nashkoff

 KNashkoff@sf.edu

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 506 Social Psychology, PSY 510 Lifespan Development, PSY 512 Theories of Personality, PSY 518 Cognitive Neuroscience