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Educational Leadership (1)

Educational Leadership
A Master of Arts in Educational Leadership will provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in managing and leading the modern school. This program focuses on the principal as the instructional leader and the chief architect of change in the school. In addition to a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of administrative and management theory and capacity building, students will be introduced to the concept of the principal as change agent. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring organizational development, assessment, change skills and identifying and working with the issues facing the urban school administrator.

Educational Technology (1)

Educational Technology
Graduates of the program will become leaders in using computers and integrating educational technology in the classrooms. They will also become technology experts in the school and school district. The technology revolution has touched all aspects of teaching and administration in today’s schools. As a result educators—teachers, professionals, and administrators alike—must keep up with changes and make choices among an ever expanding array of technology resources.

Educational Leadership (1)

Educational Leadership
A Master of Arts in Educational Leadership will provide students with advanced knowledge and skills in managing and leading the modern school. This program focuses on the principal as the instructional leader and the chief architect of change in the school. In addition to a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of administrative and management theory and capacity building, students will be introduced to the concept of the principal as change agent. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring organizational development, assessment, change skills and identifying and working with the issues facing the urban school administrator.

English (2)

English
The Master of Arts in English is designed to provide both theoretical and practical foundations for teaching English in community colleges or high schools. It is a 33-credit-hour program whose courses are offered in the evening and on weekends. Two required core courses will give a solid base for graduate English studies, while two 600-level advanced seminars will offer rigorous opportunities to explore various disciplinary topics in depth. The flexibly conceived Masters Project will provide an opportunity for students to further explore their topic of interest in literary works or in teaching composition.

Educational Technology (1)

Educational Technology
Graduates of the program will become leaders in using computers and integrating educational technology in the classrooms. They will also become technology experts in the school and school district. The technology revolution has touched all aspects of teaching and administration in today’s schools. As a result educators—teachers, professionals, and administrators alike—must keep up with changes and make choices among an ever expanding array of technology resources.

Early Childhood Education (14)

Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) minor is done in conjunction with the Teacher Certification Program, along with a major leading to Elementary Level teacher certification (Language Arts, Integrated Science, Math, or Social Studies). The successful graduate will qualify for the endorsement in Early Childhood Education being added to an Elementary Level (K-8) teaching certificate. This added endorsement recognizes the graduate as a specialist for Kindergarten and primary level teaching in elementary schools.

Early Childhood Education - Student Resources (2), Early Childhood Education - Specific Information (4)

Economics (3)

Economics
The Department of Economics offers courses to meet general education requirements and to serve business majors, students who major in different disciplines in the social sciences, and economics minors.

Education (4)

Education
The Education Unit, in cooperation with other academic units, prepares students for teaching at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. Entrance into the College does not guarantee admission to the Teacher Certification (TCCERT) Program. Students must make a separate application to the Teacher Certification Program. Prior to admission to the TCCERT program, undergraduates will be assigned an advisor who will assist in planning the sequence of certification courses. Students must have a certifiable major and minor and adhere to the certification requirements as listed below in order to obtain teacher certification.

English (6)

English
You will be interested in an English major if you want a career in teaching, journalism, law, or business. A major in English will help you become an accomplished writer and critical thinker with skills valued and needed in many professions.

Environmental Studies (3)

Environmental Studies
The Environmental Science Department has three major objectives: (1) to provide a strong environmental science major within a liberal arts framework for those entering environment-related jobs in industry or the government or preparing for graduate work; (2) to provide cognate backgrounds in environmental science for science educators and others who may require this major; (3) to provide non-science majors with sufficient background to understand advances in technology, environmental implications of new laws and health advances.

Ethnic / Cultural Studies (6)

Ethnic / Cultural Studies
Marygrove College offers minors in Ethnic/Cultural Studies and African-American Studies and certificates in African-American Studies and Women’s Studies designed to foster inter-ethnic understanding and to provide a sound basis for educating students and interested others on the activities, contributions, and impact of African-Americans, Native-Americans, Asians, Arabs, Latinos, and Women on the Americas. This is essential in preparing students for a complex world, given the growing importance of diversity in the workplace and in society at large. The two minors and two certificate programs, though multi-disciplinary in nature, are offered through the Social Science Department.

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Ethnic/Cultural Studies Minor

Consisting of survey courses in African-American, Native American, Women, Latin American, Asian and Arab studies, this program offers a broad-based curriculum in general studies in which students will learn essential information to help them understand diversity and multicultural environments.

The requirements for an Ethnic/Cultural Studies minor are 24 credit hours.
A. Required Core Courses

POL/SOC 307 Introduction to Ethnic/Cultural Studies
SOC 368 Inequality in America: Class, Gender, and Race
HIS 311 History of Blacks in America to 1865 -OR-
HIS 312 History of Blacks in America since 1865
HIS 314 Native American History
HUM 330 Arab and Asian Humanities
HUM 332 Latin American Humanities
PSY 320 Psychology of Women

B. Elective Courses
Select one elective
AH 350 Black Art
DAN 379 Ethnic Dance
ENG 222 Introduction to African- American Literature
ENG 370 Literature by Women
GEO 301 Cultural Geography
HIS 335 Women in U. S. History
HIS 359 History of Civil Rights
HUM 150 Contemporary Cultural Studies
HUM 333A African Humanities I
HUM 333B African Humanities II
IS 324 Social Justice Seminar: Women’s Issues
PHL 276 Critical Thinking: Voices of the African Diaspora
POL 309 Ethnicity in Urban America
POL 320 African-American Politics
PSY/SOC 360 Social Psychology
RS 150 Religion in the World
RS 226 Black Religion in the Americas
SOC 306 Ethnic and Racial Diversity
SOC 318 Global Women’s Issues and Policies
SOC 345 Sociology of the Family

 

English Overview

CAREER INFORMATION
As an English major, you will find that all areas of the professional world need your skills and knowledge. With this major, you can plan a career in education, law, journalism, technical writing, public relations, advertising, speech writing, grant writing, or publish­ing. Although many English majors choose education or communications, the fields of business, medicine, law, industry, and government also need people who can communicate ideas, analyze information, and solve problems. These are the skills you develop in our English programs.

GENERAL INFORMATION|
The general English major will help to develop your abilities to examine the world responsibly, engage with diverse voices and experiences, and understand the purposes of storytelling and creative expression. The English pro­gram offers a variety of options to help you become a more accomplished writer, reader, and critical thinker with skills valued and needed in any profession.

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SPECIFIC INFORMATION
As a student in this department’s program, you will have a core of required courses, and may also select from a variety of courses in literature, writing, and film. You may complete this major as a day or evening student.

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in English (36 required credit hours) is designed for students who want a sound background in literature and writing as preparation for graduate study or for your individual career goals.

The English major for students interested in secondary education consists of a core of required literature and writing courses, and a variety of English electives that complete the 36 re­quired credit hours. You must combine this major with a certifiable minor.

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Language Arts is designed for those students interested in elementary teaching (39 required credit hours). This is a group major in which you have a core of literature and writ­ing courses, and then choose from many courses in English and other courses as noted in the Language Arts section.

A minor in English (23 required credit hours) or language arts (26 required credit hours) provides students in any major with a foundation in literature, humanities, and oral and written communications.

Students interested in writing may select from a variety of writing courses, including such offerings as creative writing, professional writing, and writing online, and can work with their advisors to tailor a writing concentration specific to their interests.

Only courses in which the student has attained a grade of C or better can be counted toward a major or a minor in all English or Language Arts courses.

 

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series
Every spring the English and Modern Languages Department brings a noted author to the campus for a public reading or lecture. Students may take ENG 320, a course in the guest author’s works, and at­tend a master class with the author. Previous guests in the quarter-century-long series have been Gloria Naylor, Mary Helen Washington, John Edgar Wideman, Octavia Butler, Jamaica Kincaid‚ Rita Dove, Virginia Hamilton, Ernest J. Gaines, Merle Collins, Lucille Clifton, Toi Derricotte, Edwidge Danticat, Cornelius Eady, Pearl Cleage, Ed­ward P. Jones, Charles Johnson, Marilyn Nelson, Samuel R. Delany, Elizabeth Alexander, Walter Mosley, Harryette Mullen, Paul Beatty, and Terrance Hayes. As an English major or minor you will have the oppor­tunity to serve on the host committee for this event.

The Amy S. McCombs and Frederick P. Currier Writing Awards
These are cash prizes given annually to students whose essays, fiction, or poetry best express the spirit of the work of the visiting author in the Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series.

The Dr. Barbara Johns, IHM Award
This annual award is presented at the College’s annual Honors Convocation to recognize students whose work demonstrates the highest standards of scholarly excellence and appreciation of the powers of language.

The Dr. Lynne Schaeffer Award
This annual award is presented to recognize an outstanding essay written by an undergraduate English and Modern Languages student.

The DeVlieg Foundation English and Modern Languages Scholarship
This annual scholarship award is given to a promising first- or second-year student in English and Modern Languages.

Sigma Tau Delta
Alpha Zeta Zeta is Marygrove’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta‚ the International English Honor Society. Its members sponsor poetry readings and book drives, host coffee-houses, and support English and Modern Languages Department activities like the Contem­porary American Authors Lecture Series. Sigma Tau Delta also offers an annual scholarship to a sopho­more, junior, or senior who is majoring or minoring in English or language arts. To be eligible for the scholar­ship, students must be registered for at least 9 credit hours and have a cumulative grade average of 3.5.

Study Abroad
Under the guidance of an English and Modern Lan­guages Department faculty member, students have op­portunities to take travel seminars in which they study the literature and culture of other countries, then make a ten-day on-site visit over spring break. Students also have the opportunity to spend an entire semester on-site studying the literature and culture of another country. Marygrove English majors have studied in Australia, England, France, and Scotland.

Research and Publication Opportunities
Students have opportunities to work closely with professors on research and publications, and to publish their work in course anthologies and other outlets connected with coursework in the department. Students have many opportunities to present their research at national, regional, and local conferences including the College's annual academic symposium named in honor of our late colleague, Dr. Chaepyong Song.

The Literary Map of Detroit
In partnership with the Marygrove Institute for Detroit Studies, faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the Marygrove English and Modern Languages Depart­ment develop and maintain this online resource to highlight Detroit-area literary sites. Visit the map at: http://www.marygrove.edu/ids/Detroit_literary_map.asp.

Annual Department Events
The English and Modern Languages Department sponsors a variety of social and academic events for students throughout the year. You will have the opportunity to join with department faculty and other students at an annual welcome-back event in the fall, an annual party at the end of the winter semester, special workshops, and colloquia designed specifically for the needs and interests of our majors and minors. Each year, the English and Modern Languages Department co-hosts Dramafest, an evening of staged readings of original dramatic works written and performed by Marygrove faculty, students, and staff, as well as playwrights and actors from the community.

 

Ethnic/Cultural Studies Overview

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Each minor and certificate enhances the career preparation for social work, psychology, social science, allied health and business majors.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Marygrove College offers minors in Ethnic/Cultural Studies and African-American Studies and certificates in African-American Studies and Women’s Studies designed to foster inter-ethnic understanding and to provide a sound basis for educating students and interested others on the activities, contributions, and impact of African-Americans, Native-Americans, Asians, Arabs, Latinos, and Women on the Americas. This is essential in preparing students for a complex world, given the growing importance of diversity in the workplace and in society at large. The two minors and two certificate programs, though multi-disciplinary in nature, are offered through the Social Science Department. Ethnic and Cultural Studies offers both day and evening courses.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The minor in Ethnic/Cultural Studies requires a minimum of 24 credit hours, including five (5) core courses and three (3) elective courses.

The minor in African-American Studies requires a minimum of 24 credit hours, including five (5) core courses, and three (3) electives courses.

The certificate programs in African-American Studies and in Women’s Studies require 18 credit hours each. The African-American Studies certificate requires five (5) core courses and one (1) elective. The Women’s Studies certificate requires three (3) core courses and three (3) electives. At the conclusion of your coursework, apply to the Social Science Group Major coordinator for the certificate.

The two minors and both certificates recommend two pre-requisites: LS 105 and ENG 108

CAREER INFORMATION

The two minors and two certificates can each serve as a useful background for individuals whose careers may involve extensive contact with diverse communities. Knowledge of various cultures improves career flex­ibility. Given the increasing diversity of the workplace, employers hire employees whose knowledge of ethnic­ity can benefit the organization by facilitating positive work relationships and improving productivity. An Ethnic/Cultural Studies program adequately prepares students to become these employees. If your major is social work, psychology, social science, allied health, or business, you can enhance and combine your ca­reer preparation with a minor in Ethnic/Cultural Studies or African- American Studies or a certificate in either African-American Studies or Women’s Studies.

 

Early Childhood Education Overview

Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Education Minor
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) minor is done in conjunction with the Teacher Certification Program, along with a major leading to Elementary Level teacher certification (Language Arts, Integrated Science, Math, or Social Studies). The successful graduate will qualify for the endorsement in Early Childhood Education being added to an Elementary Level (K-8) teaching certificate. This added endorsement recognizes the graduate as a specialist for Kindergarten and primary level teaching in elementary schools.

BACHELOR OF ARTS, EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION MINOR Plus TEACHER CERTIFICATION (ZA endorsement)
A. General Education Requirements
See Undergraduate Catalog

B. Required Major Courses - Certifiable Major
Student must complete a certifiable elementary major from the list in the Teacher Certification section of this catalog, and must fulfill all Teacher Certification Program requirements. Early Childhood Education minor coursework is listed below.

C. Required Courses for Early Childhood Education Minor
EDU 205 Children's Literature
ECE 223 Young Child Guidance and Parent Advocacy
ECE 350 Play Theory and Aesthetics
ECE 333 Math/Science Methods for Early Childhood
ECE 375 Literacy Methods for Early Childhood Education
ECE 433 Young Child Assessment
ECE 456 Language Development and Disorders
ECE 499 Student Teaching: Preschool

D. Early Childhood Electives
(Select minimum of one course)
ECE 326 Administration of Developmental Centers
-OR-
BIO 141 Nutrition through the Life Cycle

E. Required Elementary Level Professional Education Courses:***
EDU 203 The Teaching Profession
EDU 240 Developmental Psychology
EDU 241 Educational Psychology
EDU 275 Foundations of American Education
SED 250 Education of the Exceptional Learner
EDU 324 Principles of Classroom Management
EDU 330 Technology in the Classroom
EDU 344*** Methods for Teaching Elementary School Mathematics
EDU 348 Teaching Writing and Speaking in the Elementary and Secondary Classroom
EDU 354*** Methods for Teaching Elementary School Social Studies
EDU 364A*** Methods in Elementary Reading and Other Language Arts
EDU 364B*** Methods in Elementary Reading: Practicum
EDU 374*** Methods for Teaching Elementary School Science
EDU 499 Student Teaching

***Generally offered once per academic year

Students must also complete each field-based experience and practicum as required in Professional Education Courses. Additional courses and requirements for admission and completion may be required with changes in Divisional policies and/or State of Michigan certification rules.

Economics Overview

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Department of Economics offers courses to meet general education requirements and to serve business majors‚ students who major in different disciplines in the social sciences‚ and economics minors.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The minor in economics provides students who major in other disciplines a broader perspective. This minor is highly recommended for business majors and majors in other social sciences. The economics minor consists of a minimum of 20 credit hours in economics.

 

 

Environmental Studies Overview

CAREER INFORMATION

In lieu of needed changes in the economy, energy production, business practices, environmental issues and governmental programs and incentives, “Green Jobs” have become a common phase in the job market.  People with an interdisciplinary background ranging from science, business, economic, and politics are going to be needed to examine and create solutions to complex issues and problems. With an environmental studies minor you will have a wide variety of excellent career opportunities available to you: from environment-related jobs with corporations, government departments at the federal, state, and local level, and environmental organizations.

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Environmental Biologist • Environmental Chemist • Field Technician • Hazardous Waste Manager • Laboratory Technician • Lawyer • Pollution Inspector • Refuse Manager • Risk Assessor • Writer Environmental Manager • Environmental Program Director

GENERAL INFORMATION

The challenge of maintaining and creating a sustainable environment is one of the most pressing problems facing our society and world today. The Environmental Studies Program draws information, ideas and concepts from the natural sciences and social sciences to deal with complex and interdisciplinary environmental issues. The program is based upon the recognition that environmental and resource problems are not just biological, geological, economic, or political but a complex combination of many disciplines. Therefore, this program is structured as an interdisciplinary study of natural and social sciences to combine knowledge across traditional disciplinary lines. This information is essential for an interdisciplinary assessment, analysis and evaluation of environmental problems.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Program Scheduling

The Environmental Studies minor is primarily a day program, although some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule.

Transfer Student Information:

The department accepts transfer credits according to the college guidelines.  However, major coursework older than 10 years, from time of admittance, will be transferred in as elective credit and may not be applied to the major. Students may petition to the department chair for the older credits to be applied towards the major.

Credit for Prior Learning

Learning derived from life experiences and from individual study is of significant academic value and can often be equated with college-level studies.  Students may earn credit by examination, tutorial study and cooperative work experience. Permission of the department chair is required to select these options. Not more than four credit hours in cooperative work experience may be counted within the 128 credit hours required for a degree.

Academic Performance Standard

Only required courses with a grade of C or better can be applied to fulfill the Environmental Studies minor.

Internship/Cooperative Education

It is strongly encouraged that students participate in a summer undergraduate research experience either with a Marygrove College faculty member, or by securing an off-campus internship or fellowship before they graduate.  Students may receive elective credit for an internship through ENV 388, ENV 488, and/or ENV 491.

Ethnic/Cultural Studies Minor

Consisting of survey courses in African-American, Native American, Women, Latin American, Asian and Arab studies, this program offers a broad-based curriculum in general studies in which students will learn essential information to help them understand diversity and multicultural environments.

The requirements for an Ethnic/Cultural Studies minor are 24 credit hours.

A. Required Core Courses

HIS 311                       History of Blacks in America to 1865   

                                    -OR-

HIS 312                       History of Blacks in America since 1865
HUM 330                     Arab and Asian Humanities
HUM 332                     Latin American Humanities
POL/SOC 306             Ethnic & Racial Diversity
PSY 320                      Psychology of Women

B. Elective Courses

Select three electives

AH 350                    Black Art
DAN 379                 Ethnic Dance
ENG 222                 Introduction to African- American Literature
ENG 370                 Literature by Women
GEO 301                 Cultural Geography
HIS 335                    Women in U. S. History
HIS/POL 359           History of Civil Rights
HUM 150                Contemporary Cultural Studies
HUM 333A              African Humanities I
HUM 333B              African Humanities II
IS 324B                   Social Justice Seminar: Global Women’s Issues
PHL 276                  Critical Thinking: Voices of the African Diaspora
POL 308                 Contemporary Indian Issues
POL 309                 Ethnicity in Urban America
POL 315                 Third World Politics
POL 318                 Global Women’s Issues and Policies
POL/320                 African-American Politics
PSY/SOC 360         Social Psychology
RS 150                     Religion in the World
RS 226                     Black Religion in the Americas
SOC 345                 Sociology of the Family

Elementary Course List

Elementary Education Minor

  • AIE 344             Arts Infused Education
  • EDU 348           Teaching Writing and Speaking in Elementary Classrooms (3)
  • EDU 358           Language Acquisition and ELL (1)
  • ENG 205           Children’s Literature (3)
  • HSC 200           Introduction to Teaching Health and Physical Education (2)
  • ISC 210             Integrated Science I (4)
  • ISC 211             Integrated Science II (4)
  • MTH 310           Concepts in Elementary Math I (3)
  • MTH 311           Concepts in Elementary Math II            (3)
  • SST 350            Social Studies for Elementary Classrooms (3)
Education Leadership

Education Leadership

PROGRAM OFFERED

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership leading to School Administrator Certification

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

A Master of Arts in Educational Leadership is a State Approved Administrative Certification Program that provides candidates with the knowledge, dispositions, and skills to manage and lead today’s schools. Courses are offered both on-line and on-campus. It prepares the educational leader to promote the success of all students by facilitating a vision of success that engages the school staff, families, and community members in research based practices that lead to increased student achievement. The program prepares administrators for the K-12 school principal, supervisory, and director opportunities. Candidates completing the program will be eligible for Administrative Certification K-12. The program focuses on the principal as the instructional leader and the chief architect of change in the school. In addition to a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of administrative and management theory and capacity building, students will be introduced to the concept of the principal as change agent working closely with teachers, parents, and community members to create a supportive environment where teachers can teach and students can learn. The program is consists of 36 credit hours of course work, consisting of 11 core classes and one sociology elective. 

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Education Overview

General Information

The Education Unit, in cooperation with other academic units, prepares students for teaching at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. Entrance into the College does not guarantee admission to the Teacher Certification (TCCERT) Program. Students must make a separate application to the Teacher Certification Program. Prior to admission to the TCCERT program, undergraduates will be assigned an advisor who will assist in planning the sequence of certification courses. Students must have a certifiable major and minor and adhere to the certification requirements as listed below in order to obtain teacher certification.

After successfully completing the College’s degree requirements (including the certifiable major and certifiable minor course work for teacher certification), approved First Aid and CPR (Adult & Child) training, and passing the appropriate Michigan tests for Teacher Certification (MTTC), you will be eligible for recommendation by Marygrove to the State of Michigan for a Provisional Teaching Certificate. Two specific teaching disciplines are offered in the education unit: Early Childhood Education (minor) and Special Education (major). Specific departments in the College offer all other teaching majors and minors. For full descriptions of these programs, see their respective program sections in this catalog. 

Education Frequently Asked Questions

Accreditation
Marygrove has the approval of the State of Michigan Department of Education for its certification programs. Students in early childhood education obtain the Early Childhood minor endorsement (ZA) while Special Education students earn the Learning Disabilities major endorsement (SM).

Title II Report Card
In accordance with the Title II requirements for teacher preparation institutions, Marygrove College reports the following for the academic year 2011-2012:

  • A total of 102 students were enrolled in our teacher preparation programs;
  • 31 candidates did their supervised student teaching (450 hours) under the direction of 15 supervising teachers (ratio 2.07:1);
  • 100 percent of those certified passed the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Basic Skills and discipline competency tests.

Specific Information

Academic Performance
Continuation in and completion of the TCCERT program depends on maintenance of a GPA of 2.7 and successful completion of the required sequence of courses. Students who do not meet the 2.7 GPA will receive a letter of academic probation from the education unit and be granted one term to make up the deficiency; they will be denied the opportunity to do directed teaching during the probationary period. Students who do not raise the GPA to 2.7 during the probationary period will be dropped from the TCCERT program. A student may register for EDU 499 (Student Teaching) a maximum of two times before being dropped from the program.

Admission to the Teacher Certification Program
Students take EDU 203: The Teaching Profession, prior to being admitted to the TCCERT program. This course should be taken in either the first or second year. It is an exploratory course that assists you in determining if you are suited for the teaching profession. During the course, the entire procedure for admission to teacher certification will be clarified. Following is an abbreviated listing of the requirements for admission:

  1. Satisfactory completion of EDU 203: The Teaching Profession.
  2. An overall grade point average of 2.7.
  3. No more than one notice of academic probation.
  4. Completion of all developmental and foundational courses in reading and writing with a minimum grade of C and of all math courses with a C average.
  5. Required application form filled in and submitted to the certification officer, along with other necessary documentation (obtain a packet from the education assistant in Room MC 214).
  6. A passing score on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Basic Skills Test.
  7. Screening and acceptance process of the education unit, including personal interview.

Admission to Student Teaching
Admission to the TCCERT Program does not constitute permission to do student teaching. Admission to student teaching is contingent upon satisfying the requirements outlined below.

  1. An overall grade point average of 2.7 or better in courses taken at Marygrove College.
  2. Completion of all professional certification and teaching discipline courses except student teaching.
  3. Recommendation by an academic department and the Education Unit.
  4. Health record clearance from a physician within six months of student teaching.
  5. Review and approval by the Education Unit.

Marygrove does not waive student teaching.

Requirements for Michigan Provisional Certification
A candidate’s credentials will be sent to the state of Michigan for provisional certification once the following elements have been successfully completed and verified:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Required MTTC tests-Basic Skills plus competency tests *
  • All undergraduate coursework for teaching disciplines, teaching major and minor where applicable
  • Entire Marygrove College sequence of professional teaching courses
  • Confirmation of valid First Aid and CPR (Adult & Child) credentials

Secondary – A passing score on the major and minor subject area tests. Elementary –Marygrove requires you to pass the Elementary Test and the test in your major.

Career Information
The education unit is committed to helping students explore teaching as a career. Teaching has always been an exciting, challenging, and essential career that makes a critical mark on the lives of children and young adults. While qualified teachers are much in demand, teacher training opens doors to many other occupations as well.

 

Early Childhood Education Course Descriptions

EDU 203 The Teaching Profession 3 hours
Not offered Summer Term; Prerequisites: LS 105, ENG 107
Exploration of attitudes, perspectives and skills crucial to the growth of the developing teacher. A lab experience in an elementary or secondary school is integral to the course.

EDU 240 Developmental Psychology 3 hours
Prerequisite: PSY 205
Human development and factors that influence it with particular emphasis on infancy, childhood, and adolescence.

EDU 241 Educational Psychology 3 hours
Prerequisites: EDU 203, EDU 240 or 343
Introductory course in the psychology of learning and teaching (Grades K-12), emphasizing mental abilities, individual differences, motivation and application of psychological theory and research in learning. Appropriate laboratory experiences.

SED 250 Education of the Exceptional Learner 3 hours
Prerequisites: None
An overview of the legislative rules and policies for children and youth with exceptional needs, including those with disabilities, the gifted and talented, and those with cultural
and linguistic differences. Development of an awareness of the characteristics indigenous to exceptional students and their relationship to teaching methodologies in the least restrictive environment. Concepts of inclusion. Observation in special settings that service exceptional children mandatory.

EDU 324 Principles of Classroom Management 3 hours
Prerequisites: EDU 241
Analysis and discussion of the social and psychological dimensions of classroom environments: the design and implementation of effective instruction‚ roles of teacher and students in group dynamics‚ techniques for management and design of classroom instruction and student behavior. Techniques for developing effective communication with parents and community. Selected observation opportunity.

EDU 330 Technology in the Classroom 3 hours
Prerequisites: None
Use multimedia as a teaching tool. Develop a plan of action integrating technology in support of instruction/learning. Explore, evaluate, and use technology to accomplish learning tasks independently and cooperatively. With appropriate field based experiences.

EDU 340 Technology Tools for Teachers 3 hours
Prerequisites: None
Applies appropriate technologies to critical thinking, creative expression and decision-making skills. Evaluates the societal and environmental impacts of technology.

EDU 343 Adolescent Psychology 3 hours
Prerequisite: PSY 205
Physical, psychological and social factors in personality development from the preadolescent through the late-adolescent period. Problems of adjustment, achievement of identity, and acceptance of the adult role.

EDU 344 Methods for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics 3 hours
Prerequisites: EDU 241; Admission to Teacher Certification TCCERT Program
Techniques for teaching mathematics including K-8. Emphasis is on developing concepts through understanding, discovery, problem solving, observing patterns and relationships, and meeting the individual needs of children of various abilities and experience levels. Appropriate field based experiences.

EDU 347 General Secondary Methods 3 hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Certification TCCERT Program.
Techniques for developing lesson plans, unit plans and course overviews which incorporate objectives, evaluation and a variety of teaching-learning strategies. Field experiences and simulations in lesson presentation and classroom management. Appropriate field based experience.

ENG 348 Methods of Teaching Writing and Speaking, K-12 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108.
An introduction to the theories and practices of teaching written and oral literacies at the elementary and secondary levels.

EDU 354 Methods for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Social Studies
3 hours

Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Certification TCCERT Program.
Combination of theoretical and practical models, grades K-8, providing multicultural approaches to activities, materials, and resources necessary for teaching social studies. Appropriate field based experience.

EDU 357 Methods for Teaching Intermediate and Secondary Reading 3 hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Certification TCCERT Program.
Analyzes the variations in vocabulary, format, comprehension, and study procedures in various content areas and develops teaching strategies for improving basic reading skills and reading proficiency. Addresses adapting content instruction to meet the needs of middle school and secondary school students with reading problems. Appropriate field based experiences.

EDU 364A Methods for Elementary Reading and Other Language Arts 3 hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Certification TCCERT Program.
Addresses the reading, writing, listening, and speaking processes in literacy development. Presents and examines teaching strategies and materials that support integrated language arts instruction. Strategies for organization and management of classroom reading programs providing for individual differences in grades K-8 are developed. Related software applications will be explored. Guided observation and field-based experience.

EDU 364B Methods for Elementary Reading: Practicum Strategies 3 hours
Prerequisites: EDU 364A; Admission to Teacher Certification TCCERT Program.
Strategies for developing and implementing detailed lesson plans based on a diagnostic-instruction model for both developmental skills in reading and reading in the content areas. First half of the course will prepare the student for field-based experience. Peer, instructor, and self-evaluation of lessons.

EDU 374 Methods for Teaching Elementary and Middle School Science 3 hours
Prerequisites: EDU 241; Admission to Teacher Certification TCCERT Program
Methodology appropriate for teaching scientific concepts. Also teaching demonstrations, projects, daily and unit planning. One field trip. Extensive use of A/V media in Marygrove’s Library Resources Room. Emphasis on content and methods for grades K-8. Appropriate field based experience.

EDU 390 The Adult Learner 3 hours
Prerequisite: PSY 205
An examination of theories of learning in adulthood and the issues related to life-long learning. The emphasis is on adult learning as a process of transformation.

EDU 404 Guided Experiences With Children 1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Junior or senior status
Field work with children including such activities as tutoring, assisting the teacher‚ camp counseling‚ playground supervision, and other experiences which contribute to a prospective teacher’s professional development. May be taken more than once to a maximum of 3 hours.

EDU 475 Foundations in American Education 3 hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Teacher Certification TCCERT Program
Structure, function and purposes of American education, examination of the philosophical, social, political and economic contexts of educational systems; role and characteristics of the teaching profession.

EDU 491 Independent Study 3 hours
When necessary and with approval of advisor, students are permitted to request an independent study, with appropriate field-based experience.

EDU 499 Student Teaching 10-12 hours
Prerequisites: Admission to Student Teaching; Methods at appropriate level;
Term: 1, 2
Observation and guided, full-time professional laboratory experience in public or private school classrooms at the appropriate level. Seminar required.

English Minor

The requirements for an English minor are 23 credit hours (with at least 9 credit hours at the 300 and 400 level), including:

1. General English Minor

ENG 160        Introduction to Literature

ENG 260        Approaches to Literary Studies

ENG 314        Literary Theory and Criticism

ENG 320        Selected Writers

Four courses from the following:
ENG 203        Literature: The Short Story
ENG 206        Introduction to Poetry
ENG 222        Introduction to African-American Literature
                  -OR-
ENG 322        Studies in African-American Literature
ENG 241        History of the Drama
ENG 275        Introduction to Classical Literature and Mythology
ENG 301        British Writers I
ENG 302        British Writers II
ENG 310        American Literature I
ENG 311        American Literature II
ENG 321        Modern Poetry
ENG 331        Contemporary Drama
ENG 333        Detroit in Literature
ENG 350        World Literature
ENG 351        Shakespeare
ENG 361        Shakespeare on Film
ENG 352        The Novel
ENG 353        Contemporary Literature of Africa
ENG 370        Literature by Women

2. English Minor for Teaching
ENG 160        Introduction to Literature
ENG 205        Children’s Literature
ENG 260        Approaches to Literary Studies
ENG 317        The English Language: History, Structure, and Grammar

Four courses from the following:
ENG 203        Literature: The Short Story
ENG 206        Introduction to Poetry
ENG 222        Introduction to African-American Literature
                -OR-
ENG 322        Studies in African-American Literature
ENG 241        History of the Drama
ENG 275        Introduction to Classical Literature and Mythology
ENG 301        British Writers I
ENG 302        British Writers II
ENG 310        American Literature I
ENG 311        American Literature II
ENG 320        Selected Writers
ENG 321        Modern Poetry
ENG 331        Contemporary Drama
ENG 333        Detroit in Literature
ENG 350        World Literature
ENG 351        Shakespeare
ENG 352        The Novel
ENG 353        Contemporary Literature of Africa
ENG 361        Shakespeare on Film
ENG 370        Literature by Women

Other English courses approved by your academic advisor. Please see additional requirements, including ENG 348, Teaching Writing and Speaking, in the Teacher Certification section of this catalog.

Educational Technology

Educational Technology

GENERAL INFORMATION 

Marygrove College, in partnership with Lawrence Technological University, now provides educators a means to improve their teaching skills. At the same time, they improve learning for their K-12 students through the use of educational technology. Graduates of the program will become leaders in using computers and integrating educational technology in the classrooms. They will also become technology experts in the school and school district. The M.Ed. program comprises 30 credit hours of graduate study in practice-oriented courses covering all aspects of integrating technology into the classroom. Upon completion of the 21 core credit hours, certified teachers can obtain their NP endorsement. This endorsement is valid with or without the master’s degree. Courses are generally scheduled in the evenings and are offered online.

The Educational Technology programs are designed to develop knowledge and skills in using the computer to enhance teaching, applying emerging technologies to the creation of educational media, participating in decision making about adopting educational technology applications, making presentations to various audiences using appropriate technologies and training and coaching others in the application of technology.

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Early Childhood Education - FAQ's

Q. I have a bachelor's degree but not in the field of education. Can I earn my Teacher's Certification?
A. For initial certification at Marygrove, all elementary teachers are required to have a major in a discipline appropriate for teaching. All secondary teachers must have both a major and a minor in a teaching field. Each teacher preparation college is approved to certify teachers in specific disciplines. If you do not have a major and/or minor in a teaching area, you would need to complete the courses needed for that purpose. Apply to the certification program that interests you, in order to have a plan of work completed.

Q. I am already teaching as an uncertified teacher in a private or charter school. Can I earn my teaching certificate without giving up my position?
A. Once you have completed a "certifiable major" for elementary or a "certifiable major and minor" for secondary level and you have the bachelors degree completed with a 2.7 or better GPA, you can begin taking the education sequence of courses while you are teaching; you will attend late afternoon/early evening, or weekend courses. When the time comes, if your school and position are approved for student teaching, you may be able to complete student teaching in an "on-the-job" arrangement.

Q. How can I complete my courses for certification if I am working in the daytime?
A. Marygrove College offers teacher certification courses in the evenings and on weekends, in different program configurations. In general, these courses are provided to "cohort" groups. Once you begin the sequence with your cohort group, it is essential that you stay on track with that cohort group in order to be assured that the classes will be available when you need them.

Q. How long will it take for me to earn my teaching certificate?
A. After meeting the entrance requirements for a graduate program, you must complete six-to-seven semesters of professional teaching courses to complete both initial certification and the master's degree. Undergraduate/Post-degree students complete the requirements for a degree and/or certification based on the number of courses taken each semester. The professional teaching sequence does not include the time it may take to complete pre-requisites.

Q. I am already a certified teacher and I want to earn a master's degree. How long will this take me?
A. The most popular program for certified teachers at Marygrove is the Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) program. Students can complete this 30-credit program with a Study Team in five semesters. This program is available in a distance-learning format and in a weekend cohort group format on-site at six different locations in Michigan. Either mode of delivery will be a five-semester program.

A master's degree is also offered in Educational Leadership and Reading. These two masters' level programs usually take a minimum of six semesters.

Q. Do I need to take the GRE or another exam before I can be accepted into a graduate level program at Marygrove?
A. The GRE is not required at Marygrove. However, for teacher certification candidates the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification [MTTC] must be passed. All students entering a teacher certification program are required to take the MTTC Basic Skills test and pass all three areas of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. This test must be passed within the first two semesters or the student is required to sit out until it is passed. Before student teaching, elementary candidates must pass the MTTC Elementary Education test and the MTTC test in their major. Secondary candidates must pass the MTTC in both the major and minor before they are permitted to student teach. Additional information is available at www.mttc.nesinc.com.

Q. Do the professors in the Education Department have experience working in K-12 schools?
A. Many of the professors in Marygrove's Education Unit transitioned to higher education from a career in K-12 public education. Also, some of the courses are taught by adjunct faculty members who are currently working full-time in K-12 public school settings. A balance is maintained between the instructors who are deeply rooted in the theoretical base necessary for building strong foundations for teacher preparation and those who have the actual classroom experiences that inform the theory with practice for application.

Q. Whom would I contact about scholarships or financial aid?
A. Information on financial aid is available on our Marygrove Web site - www.marygrove.edu. Candidates begin by obtaining the Federal Aid form and completing this over the Internet. Initially candidates also complete information specific to Marygrove. Successful candidates follow through on their applications leaving nothing to chance. Planning ahead is essential for candidates who must depend on financial aid. Undergraduate students generally have more options for financial aid than graduate level students. For eligible candidates who are full-time employees of Catholic schools there are other opportunities for help through the office of the education unit. Call 313-927-1459 for a Catholic School Scholarship application. The Michigan Tuition Grant, Sanford Loans, and Perkins Loans tend to be the sources most students investigate.

Q. How can I ensure that all of my teaching certification requirements are met?
A. At Marygrove every student in teacher certification, both undergraduate and graduate, will have an advisor. The advisor will work closely with the director of student teaching and with the teacher certification officer to check that each candidate is meeting the requirements for the major, minor, MTTC tests, student teaching mandates, and course requirements. It is, nonetheless, the responsibility of each candidate to meet with the assigned advisor to review his or her own file for completion. Posted deadline dates for applying for student teaching, for taking MTTC examinations, and for applying for graduation audit must be met in order that the candidate achieve his/her goal.

Q. Do I have to have a certain GPA to enter the education programs at Marygrove?
A. At the undergraduate level, all teacher certification candidates must maintain a GPA of 2.7 in order to enter the Education Unit as a teacher certification candidate. No methods courses may be taken until the student has applied to the unit and been interviewed and approved by the unit. The 2.7 must be met in order to receive this interview.


English Course Descriptions

Please note: Semesters and years given below are subject to change.

ENG 107 Introduction to Writing                                                          4 hours
Prerequisite: Placement recommendation. Fee: yes. Fall 13, Winter 14, Fall 14, Winter 15
Concentration on the concepts of focus, organization, and development of expository writing. Introduction to research skills and writing, and the use of technology in composition. One additional weekly period of tutor­ing is required. Students must receive a final grade of at least C or retake the course. Credits from this course are not counted toward the English major.

ENG 108 Academic Writing                                                                   4 hours

Prerequisite: Placement recommendation. Fee: yes. Fall 13, Winter 14, Summer 14, Fall 14, Winter 15, Summer 15
Concentration on developing students’ abilities to produce analytical academic writing. Special attention to developing research skills and strategies. Students will be engaged in reading and discussing texts and writing within complex rhetorical situations. Students will work on a variety of types of written assignments ranging from short writing activities to fully-developed essays. Individual tutorial sessions will supplement class work. Students will learn to use technology as an aid to writing. Students must receive a final grade of at least C or retake the course. Credits from this course are not counted toward the English major.

ENG 160 Introduction to Literature                                                      3 hours
General Education requirement. Fee: yes. Fall 13; Winter 14, Summer 14, Fall 14, Winter 15, Summer 15
Study and discussion of a variety of literary forms, including poetry, fiction, and drama, with emphasis on critical analysis.

ENG 203 Literature: The Short Story                                                   3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108. Fee: yes. Winter 15

Study and discussion of the themes and techniques of the short story.
ENG 205 Children’s Literature                                                              3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108. Fee: yes. Fall 13, Winter 14, Fall 14, Winter 15
Interpretive and critical study of literature for children and adolescents. Historical and categorical survey of children’s books, stressing significance in classroom and home.

ENG 206 Introduction to Poetry                                                            3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108. Fee: yes. Summer 13, Summer 15
Introduction to the skills required to read poetry, and to a variety of poets and poetic forms.

ENG 207 Introduction to Mass Media                                                    3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108. Fee: yes. Winter 14
Exploration and critical analysis of the nature and effects of mass media as a cultural phenomenon that has revolutionized our world. The course will focus on the key technological developments that have changed the way we communicate and understand our world from the telegraph to the Internet.

ENG 209 Fundamentals of Speech                                                       3 hours
Term varies
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic communication skills in public speaking, and to improve his or her ability to communicate effectively.

ENG 222 Introduction to African-American Literature                       3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 108, student must have completed any LS require­ment. Fall 13, Fall 14
Study and discussion of works by important writers of the African-American literary tradition. Interrelation of cultural‚ social‚ and historical influences.

ENG 241 History of the Drama                                                              3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108. Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Winter 15
Study of major playwrights of the western world; em­phasis on human self-expression through drama.

ENG 260 Approaches to Literary Studies                                           3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 108, ENG 160. Fee: yes. Fall 13, Winter 14, Fall 14, Winter 15
Introduction to the discipline of literary study for students majoring and minoring in English and language arts. The course emphasizes writing about literature and critical strategies and information resources. This is a writing intensive course which should be taken before English 314 and at least two semesters before English 496.

ENG 264 Introduction to Creative Writing                                           3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108. Fall 13
Introduction to the principles and practices of writing poetry, fiction, and drama. Students will develop their skills as writers of imaginative literature by becoming conscious of craft, becoming effective critics of each other’s works, and improving their abilities to judge quality writing.

ENG 275 Introduction to Classical Literature and Mythology          3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108. Fall 13
A survey of canonical mythological works of Classical Greece and Rome. The course covers a variety of genres: epic and lyric poetry, comedic and tragic theatre with the intention of giving students a firm grounding in the stories that undergird much of western culture from literature and philosophy to the sciences and psychology.

ENG 290 Introduction to Film                                                              3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108. Fee: yes. Term varies.
Introduction to the history and theory of film as an art form. The course will consider the historical development of film as well as the major narrative, technical, and cultural elements of cinema.

ENG 301 British Literature I                                                                3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Fall 14
Survey of British writers from medieval times to the eighteenth century, includeing such authors as the Beowulf poet, Chaucer, Margery Kempe, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Swift, and Pope.

ENG 302 British Literature II                                                               3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Fall 13
Survey of British writers from the Romantic period to the present, including such authors as Eliot, Dickens,
Browning, Hardy, Joyce, Pinter, Lawrence, Lessing, and Woolf.

ENG 303 Contemporary Studies: The Movies                                  3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108. Term varies
A study of major American films. Course includes such classic films as Citizen Kane, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, and current films.

ENG 304 Religion in Film                                                                    3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Winter 14, Winter 15
Examines film in the context of religion, and contextualizes religion in the medium of film. The course engages with selected films and the ethical, political, historiographical, and spiritual issues raised in them.

ENG 306 From Novel to Film                                                              3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature or film course and ENG 108. Fall 14
Examination of novels and their film versions, including such novels as Tess of the D’Urbervilles, A Passage to India, A Clockwork Orange, and The Color Purple.

ENG 308 Business and Professional Writing                                   3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 108 and several courses in the student’s major field. Fee: yes. Fall 13, Fall 14
Underlying principles and techniques for effective communications in business and professional settings. Empha­sis on audience analysis, purpose, and organization of various types of letters, reports, and memoranda.

ENG 310 American Literature I                                                          3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Winter 15
Survey of American writers of the early period, including such authors as Bradstreet, Dickinson, Douglass,
Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, Thoreau, and Whitman.

ENG 311 American Literature II                                                         3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Winter 14
Survey of American writers of the later period, including such authors as Ellison, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Frost, Hurston, Morrison, Stevens, and Wharton.

ENG 312 Advanced Written and Oral Communications                 3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108 and at least two courses in student’s major. Fee: yes. Fall 13, Winter 14, Summer 14, Fall 14, Winter 15, Summer 15
Focus on writing and speaking situations in the student’s major field. Special attention is given to increasing sophistication in style, organization, development, and research strategies. Credits from this general education requirement are not counted toward the English major.

ENG 313 Journalism                                                                          3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108. Fee: yes. Term varies
Fundamentals of news gathering, writing, editing, and layout.

ENG 314 Literary Theory and Criticism                                           3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 108, ENG 260, and at least two literature courses. Fee: yes. Winter 14, Winter 15
Study of the major trends in contemporary literary theory. Course also provides for practical experience with cur­rent methods and assumptions guiding the analysis and interpretation of literary texts.

ENG 317 The English Language: History, Structure, and Grammar         3 hours
Required for secondary teacher certification. Prerequisite: ENG 108. Fee: yes. Fall 13, Fall 15
Study of the development of the English language and an introduction to structural principles and current linguistic theories. Topics include phonetics, language origin and history, word structure, syntax, dialects, language in social interaction, grammar and usage for teachers.

ENG 319 Writing Creative Nonfiction                                              3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108. Fall 13
Instruction in the techniques of writing varieties of nonfiction beyond the traditional academic essay.

ENG 320 Selected Writers                                                               3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Winter 14, Winter 15
In-depth study of each year's Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series guest author. May be taken more than once for credit with different authors.

ENG 321 Modern Poetry                                                                   3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Term varies.
Study of major modern English language poets, such as Yeats, Frost, Stevens, Moore, Eliot, Hughes, Bishop, Hayden, Lowell, Levine, Merwin, Plath, and Dove.

ENG 322 Studies in African-American Literature                          3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Winter 14, Winter 15
In-depth study of authors‚ periods‚ genres‚ or topics as chosen by the instructor. Students will do presentations and papers on specific individual writers‚ periods‚ genres‚ and/or themes‚ techniques‚ or works.

ENG 324 Selected Topics                                                               3 hours
Prerequisites: At least three literature courses or permission of instructor and ENG 108. Term varies.
In-depth study of major authors, periods, or topics as chosen by the instructor. May be taken more than once for credit with different subjects.

ENG 325  Writing Features and Articles                                        3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 108, ENG 313. Term varies.
Workshop study of feature writing and the business of feature writing that extends basic principles of journalism to features and articles.

ENG 328 Intercultural Communications                                       3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108. Term varies
Study of intercultural communications that examines the relationships of language and culture, the development of dominant value systems, normative behavior of groups and individuals within groups, and the common barriers to intercultural understanding: ethnocentricity, stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination.

ENG 331 Contemporary Drama                                                    3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course (preferably ENG 241) and ENG 108. Term varies.
Studies in drama from the 1950s to the present.

ENG 333 Detroit in Literature                                                      3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Summer 14
Examination of representations of Detroit in fiction, poetry, and other artistic media produced between 1940 and the present.

ENG 347 Methods of Teaching English                                    3 hours
Prerequisites: Admission to teacher certification; permission of department and instructor. Fall 13, Winter 14, Fall 14, Winter 15
Introduction to the theories, goals, and techniques of teaching English at the secondary level. Unit planning, learning assessment, skill building in composition and literature, simulations in lesson presentation. Appropriate field-based experiences.

ENG 348 Teaching Writing and Speaking                                3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108. Elementary focus in Fall, Secondary focus in Winter. Fall 13, Winter 14, Fall 14, Winter 15
An introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) theories and practices of teaching written and oral litera­cies at the elementary and secondary levels.

ENG 350 World Literature                                                         3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Fall 13
Survey of works of world literature in translation. This may include works of Asian, African, Caribbean, European, and South American writers.

ENG 351 Shakespeare                                                              3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Winter 14
Study and discussion of selected plays from major periods of Shakespeare’s development.

ENG 352 The Novel                                                                  3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Term varies.
Study of the development of and major themes in the genre of the novel, including such novels as Madame Bovary, David Copperfield, Crime and Punishment, and Portrait of a Lady.

ENG 353 Contemporary Literature of Africa                          3 hours
Prequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Term varies
Study and discussion of contemporary African literature. This may include works of Chinua Achebe, Ngugi wa Thiongo, Ama Ata Aidoo, J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, and Nuruddin Farah.

ENG 361 Shakespeare on Film                                                3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Winter 15
Study of Shakespeare's plays and contemporary film interpretations and adaptations of major works such as Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, Othello, and The Tempest.

ENG 362 Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry                         3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108, ENG 264. Winter 14
Advanced instruction in the writing of poetry. Writing workshop with student conferences. Students take part in public presentation/publication of their work.

ENG 363 Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction                        3 hours
Prerequisite: ENG 108, ENG 264. Fall 14
Advanced instruction in the techniques of short story and longer fiction writing. Writing workshop with student conferences. Students take part in public presentation/publication of their work.

ENG 370 Literature by Women                                                3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Fall 14
Study of both the establishment of and resistance to traditions in literature by women. The course seeks to grapple with definitions of feminism and what might constitute feminist literature.

ENG 388 Cooperative Field Experience                                 1-4 hours
Prerequisite: Department approval. Fall 13, Winter 14, Summer 14, Fall 14, Winter 15, Summer 15
Supervised work experience in an activity related to English or language arts. May be taken more than once for credit.

ENG 415 Writing Online                                                            3 hours
Prerequisites: One literature course and ENG 108. Fall 14.
Workshop study of online writing. Students will extend their understanding of new media as they master the online principles of non-linearity, hypertextuality, and layering that differentiate online media from print.

ENG 491 Independent Study                                                    3 hours
Prerequisites: At least three literature courses, permission of instructor, and ENG 108. Fall 13, Winter 14, Sum­mer 14, Fall 14, Winter 15, Summer 15
Independent in-depth study of particular authors, periods, genres, or issues. May be taken more than once for credit with different topics.

ENG 496 Senior Seminar                                                          3 hours
Prerequisites: English or Language Arts majors only‚ ENG 260, ENG 312‚ ENG 314‚ 24-33 hours in the major including three literature courses at the 300 level. Fee: yes. Fall 13, Winter 14, Fall 14, Winter 15
In-depth critical reading, research, and analysis of a specific theme, genre, or single author. An extensive written research project and an oral presentation are required.

 

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