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Program Course Descriptions


CMP101 Composition 1
Pre: Placement exam score
Emphasis is on developing skills of writing, reading, analytical thinking, and research. Students are introduced to thought provoking ideas in readings from a variety of disciplines and learn to organize material, analyze ideas, and produce clear writing. Fulfills open and liberal arts electives.
EDU102 Issues in Contemporary Education
Includes: the role of the teacher as it fits into the school management system; effective interpersonal communication techniques; classroom and behavior management strategies that contribute to a positive learning environment; the teaching/learning process and instructional strategies utilized by effective classroom teachers; current treads and issues in field of education; and plan for their own professional development in pursuit of a career in teaching. Field observation and research will augment classroom activities.
HUM-ELECTIVE Humanities Elective
LA-ELECTIVE Liberal Arts Elective
PSY102 Introductory Psychology
Pre: Communications Proficiency
Systematic study of behavior including the development of psychology as a science, the biological basis of behavior, learning and memory, motivation, sensation and perception, personality development, cognitive processes, maturation and development, and adjustment. Fulfills open, liberal arts, social science, and behavioral science electives.
ECE101 Child Growth and Development
or  PSY202 Child Psychology
CMP102 Compositions 2
CPS100 Information Technology and Its Applications
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
This course provides an introduction to the technical and social aspect of IT. Topics include computer hardware, software, telecommunications concepts, Web applications, Internet services, ethical issues, data security, and privacy. IT applications in areas such as business, education, and the arts will be examined. Course projects using operating system, word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software will be integrated throughout the course. CPS100 may be fulfilled by a challenge exam and successfully completing a 3-credit liberal arts course. Credits are not awarded for passing the challeng exam. (3 lecture hours per week). Fulfills open and liberal arts elective.
EDU116 Teaching Language and Literacy
Pre: Communications Proficiency
Includes: developmental continuum of reading and writing; assessment of children's language and literacy learning; creation of literacy environments, experiences and teaching strategies that support language and literacy development; second language learning and its application to children's literacy development; a survey of children's literature as it relates to language and literacy development.
HIS103 United States History 1
Pre: Communications Proficiency
Examines the economic, political, social and cultural development of the United States to 1877 and its implications for the present. Also surveys the U.S. Constitution and important Supreme Court decisions through Reconstruction. Fulfills open, liberal arts, social science, and with HIS104, a history sequence elective.
ECE204 Children with Special Needs
Pre: ECE101
Students will learn to: identify criteria and describe procedures for early identification of children with diverse abilities; identify and describe special needs in the areas of sensory and communication impairments, developmental and physical disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders, and evaluate their impact on family and peers; plan for inclusion by designing environments and activities that enhance the strengths of individual children and reflect an awareness of each child's needs.
HIS131 History of World Civilization 1
Pre: Communications Proficiency
An examination of the major themes and their legacies in world history from its origins until the era of global interaction. Attention will focus on a comparative analysis of various world societies. Fulfills open, liberal arts, social science, and with HIS132, history sequence electives.
HUM-ELECTIVE Humanities Elective
LS-ELECTIVE Laboratory Science Elective
MAT144 Math for Elementary School Teachers 1
Pre:Communications and Mathematics Proficiency and CEAR 54 or above, or SATM 510 or above, or Math Module 8 or above, or MAT 110 with C or better, or MAT002 with a C or better.
This course is designed for prospective elementary school teachers. This course focuses on the group properties of the real number system as the foundation for computation algorithms in arithmetic, the basic conceptual underpinnings of algebra, and problem solving methods using either arithmetic or algebra. Numeration systems, divisibility properties, and problem solving in various contexts are stressed. This course is intended to provide students with an understanding and appreciation for learning and teaching mathematics as described in the NCTM Standards for School Mathematics. This course includes an exposure to relevant technology, calculators, and computers and how these can effectively be used in the instruction of mathematics to enhance the understanding and visualization of mathematics. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and mathematics electives.
HUM-ELECTIVE Humanities Elective
LA-ELECTIVE Liberal Arts Elective
MAT146 Math for Elementary School Teachers 2
Pre:Communications and Mathematics Proficiency and CEAR 54 or above, or SATM 510 or above, or Math Module 8 or above, or MAT110 with C or better, or MAT002 with a C or better.
This course is designed for prospective elementary school teachers. This course develops an understanding of the mathematical concepts of geometric figures and solids, congruence, similarity, constructions, measurement, geometric transformations, and descriptive . This course is intended to provide students with an understanding and appreciation for learning and teaching mathematics as described in the NCTM Standards for School Mathematics.This course includes an exposure to relevant technology, calculators, and computers and how these can effectively be used in the instruction of mathematics to enhance the understanding and visualization of mathematics. Fulfills liberal arts, math, and open electives.
SCI-ELECTIVE Science Elective
North Shore Community College reserves the right to make changes in courses, program requirements, policies, and regulations as circumstances dictate. There is no guarantee that any listed course will be offered in any given semester.
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