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INTERDISCIPLINARY LIBERAL STUDIES (IdLS) MAJOR

Checklist 2010-2011

 

IdLS is the content major for five teacher education programs: Inclusive Early Childhood (birth – 3rd grade), Elementary (PK-6th grade), Middle Grades (6th - 8th grade), and Special Education (K-12th grade).

 

IdLS for Inclusive Early Childhood, and Elementary.  Students in these licensure areas take an IdLS Core that includes General Education requirements.  The Core is constructed to meet Virginia teacher competencies.  Students also pick one of two areas of concentration:  Math, Science, & Technology or Humanities & Social Sciences. 

 

IdLS for Special Education.  Students in this licensure area take an IdLS Core that includes General Education requirements.  The Core is constructed to meet Virginia teacher competencies.  Students also pick one of two areas of concentration:  Math, Science, & Technology or Humanities & Social Sciences.  Students concentrating in Humanities & Social Sciences may take any track, although Track 7 is designed particularly for Special Education students.

 

IdLS for Middle Grades.  Students in this licensure area take a modified Core that includes General Education requirements.   Students also pick any two areas of concentration from the following four:  Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Sciences.

 

Advising.  IdLS majors have an IdLS advisor and an education program advisor.  IdLS advisors help students in course scheduling, and can grant permission for course substitutions in the major. Education program advisors help with course scheduling and licensure requirements.  Students should contact both advisors at least annually.

 

Questions about the IdLS major may be addressed to

Your IdLS advisor -- this person should be your first point of contact or

Dr. Matthew Chamberlin, IdLS Faculty & Central advisor (chambema@jmu.edu) or

Dr. Steve Baedke, IdLS Math, Science, & Technology Area Director (baedkesj@jmu.edu) or

Dr. Fletcher Linder, IdLS Director (lindergf@jmu.edu)


Questions about education programs may be addressed to

Dr. Martha Ross, Department Head of Inclusive Early Childhood, Elementary, and Reading Education (rossmk@jmu.edu) or

Dr. Steve Purcell, Department Head of Middle, Secondary and Math Education (purcelsl@jmu.edu) or

Dr. Laura Desportes, Department Head of Exceptional Education (desporlx@jmu.edu)

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IdLS Core

for IECE, ELED, and SPED

 


English &Language Arts

____         Written Communication    GWRTC 103 [3 cr.] (or equivalent)

                Oral Communication          GCOM 121, 122, or 123 [3 cr.]

                Literature:  Choose one of the following courses:                       

                British  GENG 235 [3 cr.] or 236 [3 cr.]

                American  GENG 247 [3 cr.] or 248 [3 cr.]        

                World       GENG 239 [3 cr.]

                Ethnic/Minority   GENG 260 [3 cr.]

History & Social Sciences

                World History                       GHIST  101 [3 cr.]

                World History                       GHIST  102 [3 cr.]

                US History                            GHIST  225 [4 cr.]

                Civics                                     GPOSC 225 [4 cr.]

                Social, Cultural, Indiv. Processes    GPSYC 160 [3 cr.]

                Social, Cultural, Indiv. Processes    GKIN 100 [3 cr.] or GHTH 100 [3 cr.]

                Economics*                          GECON 200 [3 cr.] or ECON 201 [3 cr.]

                Geography*                          GANTH 195 [3 cr.] or GEOG 280 [3 cr.]

 

Mathematics

                MATH 107 [3 cr.]  Fundamentals I

                MATH 108 [3 cr.]  Fundamental II

                MATH 207 [3 cr.]  Mathematical Problem Solving

 

Natural Sciences

Select Track I OR Track II.**

 

Track I

                GSCI 101 [3 cr.]  Physics, Chemistry, & the Human Experience              

                GGEOL 102 [3 cr.]  Environment: Earth (formerly GSCI 102) 

                GBIO 103 [3 cr.]  Contemporary Biology (formerly GSCI 103)               

____       GSCI 104 [1 cr.]  Scientific Perspectives (Lab)

 

Track II  

                GSCI 161 [1 cr]  Science Processes

                GSCI 162 [2 cr]  The Science of the Planets

 

                GSCI 163 [1 cr]  The Matter of Matter

                GSCI 164 [2 cr]  Physical Science: Learning Through Teaching

 

                GSCI 165 [1 cr]  The Way Life Works

                GSCI 166 [2 cr]  Environment in Context

 

Remaining General Education requirements

_____    Critical Thinking (Cluster 1, 3 hours)

_____    Fine Arts (Cluster 2, Tier 2, 3 hours). 


 

Notes on the Core:

Courses taken as part of the Core will not double count in concentration areas.

* When fulfilling the Economics and Geography Core requirements, students need to take either GECON 200 or GANTH 195 to complete General Education requirements in the Cluster 4, Global Experience area.  Students may take both GECON 200 and GANTH 195.

** Students are strongly encouraged to take Track II, though Track I, or the proper mix of Track I and II courses are acceptable.  Students should see their IdLS advisors if they have taken Track I courses before becoming an IdLS major, or if Track II courses are unavailable.  Science course work should cover earth, physical, and life sciences.


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Mathematics, Science, and Technology Concentration

for IECE, ELED, and SPED

 

IdLS students concentrating in Mathematics, Science, and Technology complete 21 hours consisting of either 4 mathematics and 3 science courses or 3 mathematics and 4 science courses.

 

 Science and Technology

Select any three or four courses (9-12 hours)*

____ASTR 301 Searching for Life in the Universe

____BIO 353   Basic Ecology 

____BIO 364   Human Uses of Plants

____BIO 366   Plants and the Environment

____CHEM 280   Chemistry for Teachers

____GEOG 415   Climatology

____GEOL 211   Introduction to Oceanography

____GEOL 301   Earth Science for Teachers

____GEOL 320   Meteorology

____ISAT 495   Technology in Our World:  Better by Design

____PHYS 215   Energy and the Environment

 

 Mathematics

Select any three or four courses (9-12 hours)**

____ MATH 304   Principles of Algebra

____ MATH 305   Principles of Geometry

____ MATH 306   Principles of Analysis

____ MATH 307   Principles of Probability and Statistics

Notes on the Mathematics, Science, and Technology Concentration:

*Students should select science courses to try to cover biological, earth, and physical sciences (i.e., physics and chemistry).  IdLS advisors can help in course selection.

**Students seeking the Algebra I endorsement should take the four mathematics courses listed, plus MATH 135.

 

Humanities and Social Sciences Concentration

for IECE, ELED, and SPED

 

Students in this concentration take 21 hours by selecting a track, taking six courses in that track, and completing the IDLS 400 capstone course in the senior year.  

 

Requirements and notes

  • Courses chosen within a track must be taken in at least four different disciplines. 
  • Only one of the six track courses can be a 200-level course.
  • IDLS 400 may not be taken until the senior year.  All students in this concentration must take IDLS 400.
  • Track 7 is for SPED students only.  Students in the other licensure programs may not enroll in Track 7 courses and expect credit in other tracks.   
  • Prerequisites for 400-level History track courses are waived for IdLS students.

 

Tracks

l. Citizenship and Public Policy 

2.  Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class 

3.  Culture in Geographic Context: The Americas

4.  Culture in Geographic Context: Europe 

5.  Culture in Geographic Context: Africa, Asia, and the Middle East

6.  Ethics, Values, and Spirituality.

7.  IdLS for SPED (for SPED students only) 

 

Student checklist

My track number _______

My six track courses

1.  ____________

2.  ____________

3.  ____________

4.  ____________

5.  ____________

6.  ____________

 

____IDLS 400 (taken the senior year)  

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Humanities and Social Sciences Concentration Tracks

Prerequisites are listed in [brackets]

 

Track I:  Citizenship and Public Policy

This track is designed to allow students to think and study about law, politics and other aspects of human life that are played out in the public arena.  The impact of such institutions on human beings and their social and physical environments, the ways in which these institutions are built, structured, and changed can be considered in the context of courses in this area.


ANTH/SOC 313  Processes of Social and Cultural Change

Anth/Soc 352  Birth, Death and Sex: Exploring Demography

Anth 355  Culture and Ecology

ANTH 373  Anthropological Perspectives on Environment and Development [GARTH 295 or permission]

ECON 305  Environmental Economics [3 hrs in ECON]

ECON 306  Economics Of Women And Family [ECON 201]

ECON 326  Public Finance [GECON 20l; ECON 201]

GEOG 475  Political Geography

HIST 310  American Business History

HIST 327  Technology in America         

HIST 350  Virginia

HIST 356  African American History Since 1865

PHIL 262  Problems in Applied Ethics

PHIL 325  Crime, Punishment and Justice

PHIL 335  The Individual, the State and Justice [GPHIL 101 or permission]

PHIL 445  Advanced Political Philosophy  [GPHIL 101, PHIL 335 or permission]

POSC 302  State and Local Government

POSC 325  Constitutional Law

POSC 326  Civil Rights [GPOS 225]

POSC 330  American Political Thought

POSC 351  Contemporary Problems in American Gov.

POSC 358  Public Policy

POSC 368  Interest Groups and Public Policy [GPOSC 225]

POSC 369  Political Parties and Elections [GPOSC 225]

POSC 383  Women in Politics

REL 450   Religion and Society

SOCI 313  Processes of Social and Cultural Change

SOCI 315  Science, Technology and Society

SOCI 321  Politics in Society

SOCI 325  Criminology

SOCI 327  Juvenile Delinquency

SOCI 334  Socialization & Society

SOCI 341  Sociology of Education

SOCI 354  Social and Cultural Stratification

SOCI 360  Social Movements

SOCI 369  Law and Society

WRTC 310 Studies in Literacy

WRTC 320 Writing in the Public Sphere

WRTC 322 Making a Difference, Service Learning Writing

WRTC 330 Technology and Writing

WRTC 340 Teaching Writing 

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Track 2:  Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class

This track is designed to allow students to think and study about the many ways in which social identity affects the lives of human beings, influencing the ways in which we see the world (and ways in which the world sees us), and the nature of our experiences in the world. 

 
ANTH 366  Anthropology of War

ANTH 340  Race, Nation and Culture

ANTH 370  Topics in the Anthropology of Gender

ANTH/SOCI 368  Contemporary American Culture

ARTH 210  African Art and Culture in the Humanities

ECON 306  Economics of Women and Family  [ECON 201]

ENG 361  African-American Fiction Writers

ENG 362  African-American Poets

ENG 367  Women's Poetry

ENG 368  Women’s Fiction

ENG 370  Exploring Gay and Lesbian Literature

ENG 431  Studies in Caribbean Literature

HIST 263  Africa

HIST 267, 268  Latin America

HIST 270  Middle East

HIST 273,  Asia to 1600

HIST 274  Modern Asia

HIST 320  Women in U.S. History

HIST 321  European Women's History

HIST 326 The Automobile in 20th Century America

HIST 355  Afro- American History to 1865, or

HIST 356  Afro- American History since 1865

HIST 428  American Workers in the Industrial Age, 1877-1948

HIST 453  Patterns of Global History

HIST 461  Seminar in Marxist-Leninist in Global Affairs       

MUS 356  History of Jazz in America 

POSC 383  Women in Politics

REL 315  Women and Religion

REL 330  African and African American Religion

REL 360  History of World Religious Thought

REL 380  Contemporary Theologies

SCOM 347  Communication, Diversity and Popular Culture

SCOM 348  Communication and Gender [any l00-level SCOM course or permission]

SOCI 336  Race and Ethnic Relations

SOCI 337  Sociology of Gender

SOCI 339  Sociology of Women

SOCI 354 Social and Cultural Stratification

SOCI 362  Hip Hop Culture & Critical Social Analysis

SOCI 367 Sociology of Sexuality

SOCI/ANTH 368  Contemporary American Culture

WMST 200  Introduction to Women's Studies

WRTC 310  Studies in Literacy

WRTC 320  Writing in the Public Sphere

WRTC 322 Making a Difference, Service Learning Writing

WRTC 340  Teaching Writing

WRTC 410  Studies in Cultural Rhetoric 

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Track 3:  Culture in Geographic Context -- The Americas

This track offers an opportunity to study the interaction among regional cultures, social systems, and human creativity.   Students selecting this track will enjoy a deeper, broader understanding of the Americas both as a unique cultural and geographic region, and its interrelationship with other areas of the world.

 
ANTH 265  Peoples and Cultures of Latin America

ANTH 310  Prehistoric and Pioneer Virginia

ANTH 312  The Native Americans

ANTH 325  Aztec, Maya & their Predecessors

ANTH 327  Ancient North American Civilizations

ANTH 364  US/Latin American Borders

ANTH/SOCI 368  Contemporary American Culture

ANTH 382  Cultures of Appalachia

ANTH/ARTH/HIST 492  American Material Culture [permission]

ARTH 480  American Art to 1870 [GARTH 206]

ARTH 482  American Art from 1870 [GARTH 206]

ARTH 484  Art of the Americas

ENG 331     Modern Poetry

ENG 332   Contemporary Poetry

ENG 343   Writers of the American Renaissance

ENG 444   American Realism & Naturalism

ENG 356  Modern American Novel

ENG 357  Contemporary American Fiction

ENG 361  African-American Fiction Writers

ENG 362  African-American Poets

ENG 431  Studies in Caribbean Literature

GEOG 336  Geography of North America

GEOG 337  Geography of Latin America

HIST 320  Women in US History

HIST 322  The New South

HIST 323  The Old South                                       

HIST 330  US Diplomatic History

HIST 350  Virginia 

HIST 355  African American history to 1865

HIST 356  African American History since 1865   

HIST 433  Reform, Upheaval and Reaction: US History Since 1961                                       

HIST 445  Latin America and the US                      

HIST 446  México, Central America and the Caribbean                          

HIST 447  South America                                                       

PHIL 370  American Philosophy

POSC 350  Latin American Politics

GMUS 203  Music in America

MUS 356  History of Jazz in America

SCOM 346  Free Speech in America

SOCI 358  Sociology of Consumption

SOCI 362  Hip Hop Culture and Critical Social Analysis

SOCI/ANTH  368  Contemporary American Culture

THEA 485  American Theatre

WRTC 320  Writing in the Public Sphere

WRTC 322 Making a Difference, Service Learning Writing

WRTC 410  Studies in Cultural Rhetoric

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Track 4:  Culture in Geographic Context -- Europe

This track offers an opportunity to study the interaction among regional cultures, social systems, and human creativity.   Students selecting this track will enjoy a deeper, broader understanding of Europe both as a unique cultural and geographic region, and its interrelationship with other areas of the world. 

 
ANTH 366  Anthropology of War

ARTH 322 or 420  Ancient Art [GARTH 205 or permission]

ARTH 440  Early Medieval Art [GARTH 205 or permission]

ARTH 442  Art of the Later Middle Ages [GARTH 205]

ARTH 446  Italian Renaissance [GARTH 206]

ARTH 450  Baroque Art [GARTH 206]

ARTH 452  Eighteenth Century Art [GARTH 206]

ARTH 460  Nineteenth Century Art [GARTH 206]

DANC 248  History of Dance--Renaissance through the Twentieth Century

ENG 311  Medieval Literature and Culture

ENG 312  Special Topics in Medieval Literature

ENG 329  Victorian Literature

ENG 330  The19th-Century English Novel

ENG 340  Modern British Novel

ENG 341  Contemporary British Novel

ENG 374  Introduction to Anglo-Irish Literature

ENG 375  Studies in Anglo-Irish Literature

ENG 435/FR 435  Studies in French Literature

ENG 436/GER 436  Studies in German Literature

ENG 437/ITAL 437  Studies in Italian Literature

ENG 438/RUS 438  Studies in Russian Literature

ENG 456  Shakespeare’s Comedies and Tragic Histories

ENG 457  Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Comic Histories

GEOG 346  Geography of Europe

HIST 201  Europe to 1789

HIST 202  Europe 1789 to the Present

HIST 301  European Military History

HIST 321  European Women's History

HIST 328  History of Science, 1543-1859

HIST 329  History of Science Since 1859               

HIST 384  England and the Empire

HIST 386   Russia since 1855

HIST 388  Germany since 1871

HIST 390  France since 1789

HIST 456  The Global Economy and Nationalism [GHIST 102; HIST 395 or permission]

HIST 462  Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany              

HIST 464  Renaissance and Reformation                

HIST 476  Ancient History                                     

HIST 477  Medieval Europe                                   

HIST 481  Early Modern Europe                            

HIST 483  Baroque and Revolutionary Europe

HIST 484  l9th-Century European Civilization, 1815- 1914

HIST 486  Europe since 1914                                

PHIL 340  Ancient Greek Philosophy [GPHIL 101 or permission]

PHIL 341  Modern Philosophy

PHIL 344  Existentialism [GPHIL 101 or permission]

PHIL 375  19th Century Philosophy and Theology [GPHIL 101 or permission]

POSC 345  European Government

REL 360  History of Western Religious Thought

THEA 315 The European Theatre Tradition to 1800

THEA 316 The European Theatre Tradition from 1800

WRTC 322 Making a Difference, Service Learning Writing

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Track 5:  Culture in Geographic Context -- Africa, Asia, and the Middle East

This track offers an opportunity to study the interaction among regional cultures, social systems, and human creativity.   Students selecting this track will enjoy a deeper, broader understanding of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East both as unique cultural and geographic regions, and their interrelationship with other areas of the world.


ANTH 280  Peoples and Cultures of Sub-Saharan Africa

ANTH 366  Anthropology of War

ANTH 380  Chinese Society and Culture

ARTH 210  African Art and Culture in the Humanities

ARTH 410  African Art:  The Sahara and Northern Sahel [GARTH 205, 206 or permission of instructor]

ARTH 412  African Art:  Sub-Saharan [GARTH 205, 206 or permission]

ARTH 424  Arts of Ancient Egypt [GARTH 205 or 206]

ARTH 430  Far Eastern Art [GARTH 205 or 206]

ENG 361  African-American Fiction Writers

ENG 362  African-American Poets

GENG 239  Survey of World Literature

GEOG 335  The Geography of Africa

GEOG 349  The Geography of East Asia    

HIST 263   Africa

HIST 270  Modern Middle East

HIST 273  Asia to 1600

HIST 274  Modern Asia

HIST 371  India

HIST 375  History of Modern Southeast Asia

HIST 456  The Global Economy and Nationalism [GHIST 102; HIST 395 or permission]

HIST 460  Modern Japan

HIST 470  Modern Africa                                       

HIST 473  The Islamic World                 

HIST 480  Modern China                                       

HIST 485  Colonialism in the Greater Middle East                 

PHIL/REL 385  Buddhist Thought

POSC 340  Political Development in the Third World

POSC 353  African Politics

POSC 355  East Asian Politics

POSC 383  African Politics

REL 201  Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

REL 202  Introduction to the New Testament

REL 305  Islamic Religious Tradition

REL 310  Hindu Traditions

REL 312  Religions of East Asia

REL 330  African and African-American Religion

SOCI 348 Introduction to Developing Societies

WRTC 322 Making a Difference, Service Learning Writing

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Track 6:  Ethics, Values, and Spirituality

Teachers not only present knowledge, they embody and nurture values and character.  This track is for the student who wishes to deepen his or her understanding of the religious, philosophical, and political values that animate human cultures and individual character. 


ANTH 350  Magic, Witchcraft and Religion

ANTH 366  Anthropology of War

ARTH 322 or 420  Ancient Art

ARTH 442  Art of the Later Middle Ages

ENG 304  Modern Literature and Religion

ENG 305  Mythology

ENG 306  The Bible as Literature

ENG 311  Medieval Literature and Culture

ENG 312  Special Topics in Medieval Literature

HIST 455  World Political and Social Thought to Early Modern Times

HIST 464  Renaissance and Reformation                

HIST 472  Greece and Rome                                  

HIST 473  Islamic World                                        

HIST 483  Baroque and Revolutionary Europe

PHIL 262  Problems in Applied Ethics

PHIL 330  Moral Theory

PHIL 335: The Individual, the State and Justice [GPHIL 101 or permission]

PHIL 340  Ancient Greek Philosophy

PHIL 344  Existentialism [GPHIL 101 or permission]

PHIL/REL 218  The Philosophy of Religion

POSC 316  Contemporary Political Theory

REL 201  Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

REL 202  Introduction to the New Testament

REL 240  Jesus and the Moral Life

REL 305  Islamic Religious Tradition

REL 325  Catholicism in the Modern World

REL 270  Religious Ethics

REL 310  Hindu Traditions

REL 312  Religions of East Asia

REL 315  Women and Religion

REL 320  Judaism

REL 330 African and African-American Religion

REL 360 History of Western Religious Thought

REL 370 Mysticism

REL 380 Contemporary Theologies

REL/PHIL 385  Buddhist Thought

REL/SOC 322  Sociology of Religion

SOCI 303  Sociology of Death & Dying

WRTC 320 Writing in the Public Sphere

WRTC 322 Making a Difference, Service Learning Writing

WRTC 410  Studies in Cultural Rhetoric

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Track 7:   IdLS Special Education

SPED students are expected to be knowledgeable, creative and articulate with complex audiences.  This concentration emphasizes liberal arts knowledge as it informs communication in family, community, and institutional settings.  For purposes of disciplinary distribution, FAM and SOWK are counted as the same discipline.  No more than 2 PSYC courses may be used for track credit. 


ANTH 265  Peoples and Cultures of Latin America

ANTH 340  Race, Nation and Culture

ANTH 370  Topics in the Anthropology of Gender

ANTH 364  US/Latin American Borders [1 Latin Am. course]

ANTH/SOCI 368   Contemporary American Culture

ENG 305    Mythology

ENG 306    The Bible as Literature

ENG 361    African-American Fiction

ENG 362    African-American Poets

ENG 367    Women’s Poetry

ENG 368    Women’s Fiction

ENG 370    Gay and Lesbian Literature

ENG 456    Shakespeare’s Comedies and Tragic Histories

ENG 457    Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Comic Histories

HTH 372     Human Sexuality

HTH 378     The Use and Effects of Drugs

HIST 355    African American History to 1865

HIST 356    African American History since 1856

HIST 320    Women in US History

HIST 321    European Women’s History

HIST 379    Family and Gender in East Asia

HIST 445    Latin America and the US                  

PSYC 180   Introduction to Behavior AnalysisHH

PSYC 390  Psychology of Learning*

PSYC 250   Introduction to Abnormal Psychology [GPSYC 101 or GPSYC 160]                             

REL 330      African and African American Religion

REL 315      Women and Religion

REL 360      History of World Religious Thought

SCOM 248 Intercultural Communication

SCOM347  Communication, Diversity and Pop Culture[Gcom121]

SCOM 348 Communication and Gender [Any 100 level com class or instructor permission]              

SOCI 311    Sociology of Environment

SOCI 315    Science, Technology and Society

SOCI/REL 322  Sociology of Religion

SOCI 327    Juvenile Delinquency

SOCI 336    Race and Ethnic Relations

SOCI 337    Sociology of Gender

SOCI 339    Sociology of Women

SOCI 354    Social and Cultural Stratification

SOCI 367    Sociology of Sexuality

SOCI/ANTH 368  Contemporary American Culture

FAM 300 Child Development [GPSYC 101 or GPSYC 160 or equivalent]

FAM 330    Family Relations                                

FAM 335     Parents Throughout the Life Cycle [FAM 133 or SOCI 276]

FAM 487    Special Topics in Family Studies [FAM 133, SOCI 276] (IdLS-approved topics)

FAM/SOWK 386  Youth Empowerment Strategies

SOWK 317Skills for Generalist Skills for Social Work

SOWK 332   Community Mental Health Practice

SOWK 338   Issues and Policies in Family Services

SOWK340    Violence in Families

SOWK 342   Child Welfare Services

SOWK/FAM 386  Acting Outreach

SOWK 387   Working with Teenagers

SOWK 487   Special Topics in Social Work (IdLS -approved topics)

THEA 310    Theatre for Young Audiences**

WRTC 310    Studies in Literacy

WRTC 322 Making a Difference, Service Learning Writing

WRTC 340    Teaching Writing [GWRTC 103 or equivalent]

WRTC 410    Studies in Cultural Rhetoric [WRTC 210, WRTC 220]


Notes for Track 7:

* PSYC 180 cannot be used as a track course, but SPED IDLS majors must take PSYC 180 if they wish to take PSYC 390 for track credit. 

**  This course uses adult, not child, actors.


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IdLS Core for Middle Grades

Includes General Education Requirements

(41 General Education hours plus MATH 108 and GSCI 166 = 46 hours)

                                                         

Skills

_____     Critical Thinking

             GBUS 160, GHIST 150, GISAT 160, GMAD 150, or GPHIL 120

_____     Human Communication

             GCOM 121, 122 or 123

_____     Writing

             GWRTC 103

Social and Cultural Processes

____     The American Experience

           GHIST 225  or  GPOSC 225

____     Global Experience

              GECON 200 

Arts & Humanities

_____     Human Questions and Contexts

               GHIST 102

_____     Visual and Performing Arts

            GART 200, GARTH 205,GARTH 206, GMUS 200, 

            GMUS 206 or GTHEA 210
_____     Literature

            GENG 236, 235, 247, 248, 239 or 260

Individuals in Community

____     Wellness

             GHTH 100, GKIN 100 or GEIC 101.  

____     SocioCultural Dimension

             GPSYC 160

 

 

The Natural World 

_____     Fundamentals of mathematics I

               MATH 107

_____     Fundamentals of mathematics II

_____     Science Processes

               GSCI 161 (taken concurrently with 162)

_____     The Science of the Planets

               GSCI 162 (taken concurrently with 161)

_____    The Matter of Matter

               GSCI 163 (taken concurrently with 164)

_____     How Things Work

               GSCI 164 (taken concurrently with 163)

 _____     The Way Life Works

               GSCI 165 (taken concurrently with 166)

_____     Environment in Context

               GSCI 166 (taken concurrently with 165)

 

 

 Middle Grades Concentrations  

Select any two

Science     18 hours

 

 

Social Science      21 hours

____ GEOL 301, Earth Science for Teachers

4

 

 

_____   Virginia History: HIST 350

3

____ BIO 366, Plants & Environment

4

 

 

_____     Modern American Culture: ANTH 368

3

____ Chemistry 280, Practical Applications 
          in Chemistry for Teachers             

4

 

 

_____     Geography: GEOG 280

3

____ ASTR 301,Searching for Life in the Univ

3

 

 

_____     Global Perspectives: ANTH 327 or HIST 453

3

____  ISAT 495, Technology in Our World

3

 

 

____ Religion:HIST 339, REL 305, 310, 312, 320, or 385

3

.

 

 

_____     Politics: POSC 240

3

 

 

_____     Hum/SS Senior Capstone: IDLS 400*

3

Mathematics     18 hours

 

 

Language Arts     21 hours

_____ MATH 207, Mathematical Problem

             Solving

3

 

 

_____     Grammar: ENG 421 or ENG 422

3

_____     MATH 304, Principles of Algebra

3

 

 

_____     Poetry: ENG 325, 331, 332, 362, or 367

3

_____ MATH 305, Principles of Geometry

3

 

 

_____     Writing: WRTC 340, ENG 299, or  ENG 396. 

3

_____ MATH 306, Principles of Analysis

3

 

 

_____     Teaching lit:  Recommended:  ENG 440 or 441 or any 300 - 400 English elective

3

_____ MATH 307, Principles of Probability  and  Statistics

3

 

 

 

_____     Mathematics Electives:  See below

3

 

 

_____  Shakespeare: ENG 456 or 457

3

 _____ MATH 135, 235, 245, or 300

(245 & 300 can only be taken with permission of the instructor)

 

 

_____  Fiction: ENG 330, 355, 356, 357, 361, or 368

3

 

 

_____  Hum/SS Senior Capstone:  IDLS 400*

3

 

* Students selecting both Social Science and Language Arts as their concentrations take the IDLS 400 once and then an upper level elective in either area.

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