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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
ECH 416
Lrn & Tch Soc Study: Grades1-4
This course coordinates theory and practice in the teaching of early childhood schooll social studies. It provides historical perspective, and examines current research, curriculum programs and trends, and methods and materials applicable to social,studies teaching in a pluralistic society. ECH 416 emphasizes the development, selection, management and evaluation of materials and experiences that foster concept development, inquiry, and knowledge construction in social studies. The course also, addresses the needs of diverse students populations, integration of content areas and application of technology. Field experience opportunities will allow the student to plan and teach social studies lessons to children in grades 1-4. Prerequisite|
ECH 417
Tech For Early Chld Educators
This course is designed to facilitate future early childhood educators with the knowledge skills, and dispositions for integrating technology into their classroom instruction and for using technology to improve professional productivity. Students wil,l explore the relationship among ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) standards, NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) standards, and PA Learning standards for Early Childhood and those PA Academic Stand,ards related to PreK-4 learners and the appropriate and effective uses of contemporary educational technology. These concepts will be applied to the development of instructional materials that can be used for assessing learning and promoting achievem|
ECH 418
Lrn & Tch Science-Grades 1-4
Focuses on principles in teaching science to young children, scientific inquiry and processes in early childhood, the National Science Teachers Association and National Science Education Standards, and involving and assisting parents and communities,in understanding childhood development in mathematics. Emphasis will also be placed on developing effective learning environments to promote science explorations, investigation and inquiry. Field Experience opportunities will allow the teacher cand,idate to plan and teach science lessons to children in grades one through four. Prerequisites: Early Childhood Core ECH 235, ECH 236, and PreK-K Block (ECH 301, ECH 310, ECH 322, ECH 323, ECH 325). Must be taken concurrently with EH 414, ECH 415, E|
ECH 420
Iss & Advocacy In Ech Ed
Examines incidental learning of children through their interactions with the people and society's major institutions. In-depth exploration of the family as a diverse and primary institution influencing children and the interface with the educational,and social systems. Analyzes current issues and public policies as related to systems theory. Topics vary by semester. Emphasizes advocacy and ethics of professionals to help young children cope with issues that affect them and will contribute to ins,titutional change to meet the needs of young children. Prerequisite: ECH 322 and ECH 413. Annually.|
ECH 424
Early Child Student Tch
Professional practicum requires integration and application of instructional, management, and professional knowledge and competencies in school and agency settings. After an orientation to the school and agency setting, students teach under the direc,tion of a cooperating professional and university supervisor. Two field assignments offer diversity in grade levels (N-K, 3), ability levels of pupils, content areas, school and community size, multicultural settings, and/or cooperating professionals,. Prerequisites: Completion of 90 semester hours, satisfactory standing in admission and retention standards in the college, completion of all required professional courses in certification area with a minimum grade of C, a cumulative 2.75 QPA, and m|
ECH 425
Early Child Student Tch
Professional practicum requires integration and application of instructional, management, and professional knowledge and competencies in school and agency settings. After an orientation to the school and agency setting, students teach under the direc,tion of a cooperating professional and university supervisor. Two field assignments offer diversity in grade levels (N-K, 3), ability levels of pupils, content areas, school and community size, multicultural settings, and/or cooperating professionals,. Prerequisites: Completion of 90 semester hours, satisfactory standing in admission and retention standards in the college, completion of all required professional courses in certification area with a minimum grade of C, a cumulative 2.75 QPA, and m|
ECH 501
Early Child Curr & Instruct
Early Childhood Curriculum and Instruction focuses on developmentally appropriate curriculum design and implementation and the Pennsylvania Standards Aligned System, including the Common Core for infants, toddlers, and young children. Emphasis will b,e given to teaching to enhance development and learning, constructing appropriate curriculum, creating a caring community of learners, and establishing reciprocal relationships with families. Offered on demand.|
ECH 502
Early Child Curr & Assessment
Early Childhood Curriculum and Assessment will focus on the assessment of individual infants, toddlers, and young children's development and learning as an essential component of planning and implementing appropriate curriculum. The importance of the, learning community and family relationships to appropriate assessment will be emphasized. Action research will be conducted utilizing developmentally appropriate assessment practices. Prerequisite: ECH 501. Summer, on demand.|
ECH 505
Healthy Infant, Toddler & Chld
Exploration of the factors that effect and support the development of a healthy lifestyle in infants, toddlers, and young children. Knowledge and skills will be developed in understanding and appreciating foundations and development of movement, heal,th and safety issues, programmatic development, and building partnerships. Summer, on demand.|
ECH 510
Leadership In Ech Ed & Care
Leadership in Early Childhood Education and Care will explore and develop the key components in the design of a quality early childhood program and in the development of visionary leadership skills. Participants will be guided through the areas of ne,ed assessment, licensing and accreditation procedures, financial matters, curriculum, environment, policies, management skills, community support, and staff development and mentoring. Summer, on demand.|
ECH 512
Sprt Chil In Homes,Sch & Comm
This course will examine the factors in families and society that influence young children as they grow. Students will review data and current trends and identify successful models of supporting children and families. Various cultures, family forms,, learning styles and physical and mental abilities will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on collaboration between schools, homes and communities.|
ECH 520
Iss & Advocacy in Ech Ed
Examines incidental learning of children through their interactions with the people and society's major institutions. In-depth exploration of the family as a diverse and primary institution influencing children and the interface with the educational,and social systems. Analyzes current issues and public policies as related to systems theory. Topics vary by semester. Emphasizes advocacy and ethics of professional to help young children cope with issues that affect them and will contribute to inst,itutional change to meet the needs of young children. Annually|
ECON 140
Pers Money Mgmt & Cons Econ
Examines major aspects of personal financial management, including budgeting of income and expenditures, transactions, and relations with banks and other lending institutions, insurance and retirement plans, home ownership, personal taxes, savings, a,nd investment plans. B.S.B.A. majors may apply this course only as a free elective. Each semester.|
ECON 150
Econ Aspects Of Aging
Introductory analysis of economic factors associated with an aging population. Includes the economics of providing for income maintenance, housing, health care, social service, and leisure activities. Discusses the economic implications of individual,s and the economy. Spring, biennially.|
ECON 161
Global Bus & Econ Issues
Introduction to basic principles of economics through the examination of contemporary global economic problems. Issues include basic economic development and trade, economic causes of global conflict, patterns of international capital flows, global,energy dependence, and international human capital transfers. The course is aimed at developing a basic understanding of the economic dimension of global business and political issues. Every Fall.|
ECON 175
Free Ent & Pub Policy
Introduces the history of economics as a social science, the theory and application of microeconomics and macroeconomics, international economics, and economic alternatives in current social problems. Freshman-level course can be used only as general, education elective in either the associate's degree program or the baccalaureate degree programs. Majors in the College of Business Administration are excluded from the course. Each semester.|
ECON 202
Ecological Economics
Examines the interdependence between the economy and the environment. Analyzes alternative theories of justice used in deciding environmental issues. Explores economic perspectives of problem resolutions in general and with respect to specific enviro,nmental problems. Spring, annually.|
ECON 211
Prin Of Macro
Introduces macroeconomics, national income analysis, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation, unemployment, and international finance. Note: ECON 211 and 212 may be taken in either sequence. Each semester. Fall, annually at Venango,.|
ECON 212
Prin Of Micro
Introduces microeconomics, consumer behavior and demand, organization of production, market structures, the pricing of inputs and outputs, and international trade. Note: ECON 211 and 212 may be taken in either sequence. Each semester.|
ECON 215
Prin Of Economics (Honors)
This course is an accelerated combination of Economics 211 and Economics 212. Topics covered are national income analysis, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policies, inflation, unemployment, consumer behavior and demand, organization of produc,tion, market structures, the pricing of inputs and outputs, and international trade and payments.|
ECON 221
Econ-Bus Stat I
Covers descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, mathematical expectation, sampling distributions, and confidence intervals. Emphasizes application of these statistical techniques in the areas of business and economics. Prerequi,sites: College algebra or equivalent and sophomore standing. Each semester. Fall, annually at Venango.|
ECON 222
Econ-Bus Stat II
Covers hypothesis testing, the analysis of variance, regression and correlation analysis, non-parametric statistics, and time series and index numbers analysis. Emphasizes applications of these techniques in the area of business and economics. Introd,uces students to the use of a prewritten computer statistical estimation program. Prerequisite: ECON 221. Each semester.|
ECON 230
Econ & Bus Stats (Honors)
This course is an accelerated combination of Economics 221 and Economics 222. Topics covered are descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, mathematical expectation, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testi,ng, the analysis of variance and covariance, regression and correlation analysis, nonparametric statistics, and time series analysis. Applications of these techniques in the area of business and economics are emphasized. Statistical computer routin,es will be used. This course cannot be used to meet general education requirements.|
ECON 309
Managerial Economics
The application of microeconomic analysis to managerial decision-making in the global environment. Topics include decision-making under uncertainty, demand and demand estimation, production and cost theory, statistical estimation of production and c,ost functions, market structures, and pricing decisions. The course is designed for upper-division business administration students and utilizes tools covered in required lower-division prerequisite courses. Prerequisite: ECON 222.|
ECON 310
Interm Micro
Examines the behavior of consumers, producers, and the economic theory of production and output determination in commodity and resource markets. Prerequisite: ECON 212. Each semester.|
ECON 311
Interm Macro
Explores national income accounting and analysis, theories of consumption and investment expenditures, the role of money in a dynamic economy, economic growth, and public policy. Prerequisite: ECON 211. Fall, annually.|
ECON 312
Compara Econ Syst
Analyzes alternative patterns of economic control, planning, and market structure. Compares and evaluates experiences under capitalism, socialism, and mixed economics. Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Spring, annually.|
ECON 314
Urban & Reg Econ
Introduces subnational economics. Includes elementary trade theory, location theory, systems of cities, land use changes, and the employment and income generating activities of cities. Emphasizes the economics of housing, transportation, poverty, dis,crimination, and public sector activity. Prerequisites: ECON 211 and ECON 212. Spring, biennially.|
ECON 323
App Of Bus & Econ Stats
Applies the statistical methods of probability, sampling, estimation, analysis of variance, regression, and correlation in the areas of economics and business. Prerequisite: ECON 222.|
ECON 342
Econ Of Governmt & Bus
Examines theoretical and empirical analysis of the effects of government policy on business behavior and economic efficiency in a market economy. Includes regulatory theory and policy; antitrust policy; social regulation of business and markets; and,international trade policy. Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 212. Spring, biennially.|