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Natural Sciences (NSCI)

College of Natural Sciences

NSCI 501 Seminar for Science Teachers (V) Seminar and discussions of current and significant topics and problems in science where teachers can exchange new and innovative teaching ideas and strategies. Repeatable. Pre: in-service teachers or consent.

NSCI 502 Chemistry Workshop for Teachers (V) Combined lecture, laboratory and discussion course. Principles of chemistry taught in a conceptual hands-on manner appropriate for science teachers. Repeatable one time. Pre: CHEM 151 or CHEM 161 or CHEM 171; or consent.

NSCI 503 Computers in Classroom (V) Combined lecture, laboratory and discussion course on the use of computers as a teaching tool in the classroom. To be taught in a hands-on manner appropriate for the science teachers. Restricted to in-service teachers or consent. Repeatable one time.

NSCI 504 Mathematics Workshop for Teachers (V) An in-depth study of topics from intermediate and high school mathematics. Restricted to in-service teachers or consent. Repeatable one time. A-F only.

NSCI 505 Physics Workshop for Teachers (V) Major concepts of physics taught by means of hands-on conceptual activities for elementary and secondary teachers. Restricted to in-service teachers, or consent. Repeatable one time. (Cross-listed as PHYS 505)

NSCI 619 Seminar on Science Teaching (1) Effective teaching methods; organization of courses, lectures, laboratory exercises; development and evaluation of examinations; computers and audio-visual aids. Open to graduate students in various science disciplines. Repeatable one time. (Cross-listed as ZOOL 619)

NSCI 620 Seminar on Preparing Future Faculty (1) Role and responsibilities of college teaching, academic expectations, policies and procedures in different types of institutions of higher learning, developing the requisite skills for obtaining teaching positions and skills necessary for a successful career in college teaching. Open to graduate students advanced to candidacy for Master or PhD degrees. A-F only. Repeatable nine times. Pre: consent.

See also the biology professional development course, BIOL 501, under the Biology (BIOL) course listing in this section of the Catalog.