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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
RUSS 103
Russ Lang & Cult III
RUSS 201
Interm Russian
RUSS 202
Inter Russian I
RUSS 305
Russ Civ Via Film
RUSS 306
20th Cent Russ Leg
SC 112
Oral Comm Non-Native Speaker
Helps college students who are non-native speakers of English to improve their oral communication competence. Experiential learning approach emphasizes activities that promote involvement and interaction with the host culture. Students are expected t,o make several oral presentations. Native speakers of English are not permitted to enroll. A student may not take both SC 112 and 113 for credit.|
SC 255
Adv Interp
Provides training in the advanced techniques of the oral interpretation of the three major literary genres and their structures with respect to oral presentation. 1. Poetry, 2. Prose fiction, 3. Drama. Prerequisite: SC 155 or consent of instruc,tor. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
SCED 205
Lab Experiences In Science
This course will engage students in basic scientific inquiries in biology, chemistry, physics and earth science topics. Includes specific instruction in the nature of science and the scientific process, laboratory safety, experimental design and sci,entific process skills. Prerequisite: Any science course|
SCED 210
Sec Sci Ed Sophomore Seminar
Introduces biology, chemistry, earth science, general science, and physics education majors to the major requirements in their program. Cross disciplinary discussions guide students in the integration of pedagogical principles from their foundation,education courses with content from their specialty courses. Students are introduced to the PA Academic Standards as well as the National Science Education Standards. Artifacts created with guidance in this seminar become part of an electronic Lear,ning Portfolio. Required for all Secondary General Science majors. Annually.|
SCED 310
Sec Sci Ed Junior Seminar
This seminar engages secondary science education majors in cross disciplinary content and pedagogical discussions. Students create lesson plans that engage secondary students in science investigations, using advanced technologies where appropriate., Artifacts created in this seminar become part of an electronic Learning Portfolio. Includes early field experience guided teaching experiences.|
SCED 322
Tch Of Elem Sci
Examines methods of presenting science in the elementary school. Provides experiences in learning process, scope and sequence of science concepts, methods of investigation, problem solving, laboratory skills, scientific attitudes, newer curricula, re,ading materials, observing and working with elementary school children, and developing, teaching, and evaluating lessons. Two hour lecture and two hours laboratory weekly. Each semester.|
SCED 331
Biol Inves Sci Ed
SCED 456
Electronic Science Ed
Intended for the science teacher who has had a little or no previous course work in physics or mathematics. Covers the fundamental law of electricity and magnetism, alternating current theory, and the theory and practical application of such devices,as ammeters, voltmeters, oscilloscopes, vacuum tubes, transistors, power suppliers, amplifiers, and oscillators. Examples of some of these devices will be built in the laboratory, and general procedures for trouble-shooting faulty equipment will be i,llustrated. Summer only, on demand.|
SCED 460
Sci Curr Jr High
Acquaints students with modern science curricula for the junior high/middle school levels. Stresses recent developments in curricula objectives, science content, teaching strategies, and laboratory activities. Individual projects included. Annually.|
SCED 463
Field Astronomy
Examines experimental tools and methods useful in astronomy. Concentrates on mastery of important techniques and concepts by a do-it-yourself process, not an encyclopedic survey of astronomy. Complements courses in descriptive astronomy (ES 200 and 2,01 and SCED 550) rather than duplicating them, serving much the same purpose as a laboratory in astronomy. The student will build simple telescopes, spectroscopes, and other astronomical instruments. Summer only, on demand.|
SCED 466
Field Photography
Teaches students how to use a modern camera and accessories to photograph subjects in the field. Includes techniques of close-up, telephoto, and wide-angle photography as well as film development, lighting, use of filters, and composition. Provides s,tudents with opportunities to learn and practice techniques for photographing such objects as small animals, birds, flowers, large animals, and other field subjects. Students provide camera and film. Summers only, on demand.|
SCED 471
Pgm Improving Eled Sci
SCED 476
Sci Tech & Soc: Topics
Interdisciplinary course designed to acquaint students with information, curricula and teaching methodologies appropriate for integrating STS topics into science and social studies instruction. Includes topics in nature of science, history of scien,ce, history of technology, ethical decision-making, and the influences of changes in sciecne and technology on society. Required for all secondary science and social studies education majors. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Junior Standing|
SCED 499
Sci Student Tch Sem
All biology and general science student teachers are required to meet for this seminar. Students must participate in small group discussions by asking questions that have arisen during the time since the last seminar and to share some of the practica,l techniques and ideas they have discovered. Students evaluated as to their willingness to seek out answers to their personal questions and to stimulate their peers with provocative questions and practical solutions. Prerequisite: Concurrent with stu,dent teaching.|
SCED 500
Current topics in science education. May be repeated (as topics vary) up to nine credits. On demand.|
SCED 501
Sem In Sci Misconception
A survey of current literature in the area of science misconceptions. Each student will research a topic and develop interviews and surveys to determine the misconceptions in the area. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
SCED 502
Investigative Tech
Enables elementary, middle, and junior high school teachers to use investigative techniques and the process approach in their own classrooms. Investigative techniques focus on developing skills in science processes such as observing, classifying, for,mulating hypotheses, collecting and analyzing data, and designing experiments. Includes experiences with modern elementary and junior high school science curricula. Two lecture and two lab hours. Fall, annually.|
SCED 503
Special Topics Sci Ed
Studies of topical material under the guidance of the instructor. Maximum credit allowable toward graduation: 9 credits. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor and the student?s graduate committee. On demand.|
SCED 505
Investigations In The Sciences
Presents a survey of types of investigations. Emphasizes typical investigations which may be used as models for classroom use. Students will experiment with published experiments within their discipline and at the appropriate grade level as well as d,esign their own. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory. Fall, even-numbered years.|
SCED 530
Field Biol
Field course designed to acquaint elementary, middle, and secondary teachers with the biological environment outside of the classroom as it pertains to plants and animals, their collection, identification, preservation, and ecology. Activities that a,re applicable to the public school will be provided. Summers, on demand.|
SCED 531
Gives elementary, middle, and secondary teachers an understanding of the basic aspects of plant science. Emphasizes taxonomy, morphology, and life processes of the flowering and nonflowering plants as they relate to work done in elementary and second,ary schools. Two lecture and two lab hours. Summer, on demand.|
SCED 532
Field Ornithology
This is primarily a course on the identification and natural history of birds of this area. The primary teaching methods will be illustrated lectures, identification practice via color slides, and field trips. Prerequisite: Basic Biology. Summers, on, demand.|
SCED 534
Field Zoology
Field course designed to acquaint the elementary, middle, and secondary teachers with the biological environment outside the classroom as it pertains to animals, their collection, preservation, identification, and ecology. Activities that are applica,ble to K-12 schools will be provided. Summer, on demand.|
SCED 535
Familiarizes elementary, middle, and secondary teachers with the relationships between plants and animals and their environment. Emphasizes field work. Frequent field trips to areas of particular ecological interest in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Five, field, laboratory and lecture hours. On demand.|
SCED 536
Lecture-laboratory course designed to give elementary, middle, and secondary teachers an understanding of basic chemistry. The chemistry of common experience in the public school is explored and the manipulation of chemical apparatus is given special, attention. Two laboratory hours. On demand.|