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Master in the Art of Teaching (1)

Master in the Art of Teaching
Known for excellence in teaching since 1905, Marygrove College has been offering the convenience of online MAT classes and the flexibility of its Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) online degree program since 1990. Marygrove's MAT degree provides teachers with the opportunity to link the latest developments in educational research to their own teaching practice. The MAT degree program is designed to empower teachers by focusing on the knowledge and skills required to deliver effective instruction to diverse learners from preschool through high school, including those with special needs.

Modern Language Translation (1)

Modern Language Translation
The Modern Language Translation program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.

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Master in the Art of Teaching
Known for excellence in teaching since 1905, Marygrove College has been offering the convenience of online MAT classes and the flexibility of its Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) online degree program since 1990. Marygrove's MAT degree provides teachers with the opportunity to link the latest developments in educational research to their own teaching practice. The MAT degree program is designed to empower teachers by focusing on the knowledge and skills required to deliver effective instruction to diverse learners from preschool through high school, including those with special needs.

Core Courses (6), Specialty Courses (21)

Master of Education + Teacher Certification (2)

Master of Education + Teacher Certification
Marygrove’s education programs range from Early Childhood Education to Adult Learning. Our goal is to prepare compassionate, reflective teachers who are academically, socially, and technically competent to communicate with all learners in a diverse world.

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Modern Language Translation
The Modern Language Translation program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.

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Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics offers undergraduate courses in mathematics, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for elementary teaching, a minor in mathematics, and a minor in mathematics for elementary teaching. You may take courses designed to build basic math skills, as well as calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, probability and statistics, and college geometry. The programs are intended for day and/or evening students.

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Modern Language Translation
The Modern Language Translation program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.

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Music
The Department of Music offers private weekly instruction in piano, voice, organ, and guitar to majors and non-majors. Study of other instruments may be arranged with due notice. All applied music, whether keyboard, vocal, or instrumental will develop technique, style, musicianship, memorization, interpretation, and repertoire appropriate to the medium. Specific technique and repertoire requirements for each proficiency level are available in the department. All music majors and minors enrolled in applied music courses are required to attend music department recitals as specified each semester. Failure to meet the recital attendance requirements will result in the adjustment of the student’s applied music grade in his/her applied area of concentration. Courses may be repeated.

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Mission and Programs

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Marygrove College Institute for Detroit Studies promotes interdisciplinary study of the City of Detroit through

  • academic credit and continuing education courses;
  • on-line resources;
  • lectures, readings, exhibits, and performances;
  • research activities and visiting scholar programs;
  • workshops, programs, and presentations held on campus and throughout the metropolitan area.

The Institute builds on Marygrove College’s mission to serve the people of metropolitan Detroit, on its location in the city, and on its strong relationship with different Detroit constituencies. The Institute seeks to broaden recogni­tion of Detroit’s contributions to American culture, interrogate standard definitions and popular versions of the city, and provide opportunity for cross-disciplinary analysis of issues important to the metropolitan area.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Defining Detroit

A series of lectures, readings, exhibits, and performances focusing on the City of Detroit. The series has brought to the campus well-known Detroit historians, writers, and artists, among them Joyce Carol Oates, Thomas J. Sugrue, Kevin Boyle, Heather Thompson, Philip Levine, Cholly Atkins, Naomi Long Madgett, and Lawrence Joseph.

Web Resources:

Mathematics Overview

CAREER INFORMATION
The demand for graduates with good mathemati¬cal and analytical skills is always strong. Marygrove graduates are currently working as teachers, systems analysts and computer programmers. If you decide to pursue a career or graduate studies after graduation, your mathematical knowledge will be invaluable.

The department of mathematics offers undergraduate courses for students interested in a variety of careers. You might become an elementary or secondary teacher or work with computers. You might pursue a career in the natural or physical sciences, continue with graduate studies or, with additional statistics courses, become an actuary.

POTENTIAL CAREERS
Computer programmer • Systems Analyst • Statistician • Researcher • Engineer • Teacher •  Actuary • Mathematician

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Mathematics Program offers undergraduate courses in mathematics, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics, a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for elementary teaching, a minor in mathematics, and a minor in mathematics for elementary teaching. You may take courses designed to build basic math skills, as well as calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics, linear algebra, probability and statistics, and college geometry.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION
The Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics prepares you to be a problem solver and a part of the answer for tomorrow’s problems. Whether you are interested in solving the problems of the nuclear industry, population growth, natural resources, education or the stock markets, mathematics is an essential element. The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in mathematics for elementary teaching prepares you to be a leader in mathematics curriculum and mathematics teaching in the elementary schools.

The mathematics major (B.S. or B.A.) consists of 35 credit hours in mathematics, and the mathematics major for elementary teaching consists of 31 credit hours in mathematics.

The minor in mathematics will complement any major area of study. A total of 21 credit hours in mathematics is required for a minor. A minor in mathematics will provide you with the knowledge required for advanced study in computer science, economics or any of the natural or physical sciences. The minor is particularly useful as a secondary teaching minor and as an effective complement to a major in computer information systems.

The minor in mathematics for elementary teaching requires 23 credits in mathematics and is designed to be an elementary teaching minor.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Program Scheduling
The B.S or B.A. in mathematics programs are primarily day programs, 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 Mathematics  major or minor.

Computer Literacy Requirement
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) must be achieved prior to graduation. Students’ computer literacy will be evaluated and assessed through the MTH 325, and Senior seminar course sequence.Writing Intensive Requirement
All mathematics majors must take MTH 265 as their writing intensive course.  

Senior Seminar Requirement
Students must successfully complete MTH 496A and MTH 496B in order to graduate with a Mathematics Degree (B.A or B.S.).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 MTH 388, MTH 488, and/or MTH 491.

Sigma Zeta National Honor Society
Sigma Zeta is a national science and mathematics honor society.  It was founded at Shurtleff College, in Alton, Illinois in 1926.  Today, more than sixty local chapters are active in colleges and universities across the United States.  The society encourages and fosters achievement of greater knowledge in the fields of science and mathematics.  Outstanding scholastic achievement in the fields is recognized through membership in this society.

Awards
Students may be eligible to win the following departmental awards based on their scholarly work and academic performance. The Maria Kostecke Murphy Scholarship is given to a deserving woman majoring in mathematics.  The Antoinette Joiner Award is given to an outstanding graduating senior majoring in mathematics.

Music Overview

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Performer • Private Music Instructor/Coach • Church Organist/Pianist/Vocalist • Production Music Director • Arranger/Composer/Song-Writer • PreK-12 Music Teacher • Ensemble Conductor/Director • Studio Musician

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Marygrove Department of Music offers undergraduate programs designed to prepare students for professional careers in the field of music. It also provides introductory music courses for students majoring in other disciplines. The music department strives to help its students develop: competence in music by connecting musical knowledge to active performance practices; commitment through the discipline required to develop each musical talent; and compassion through an awareness of the uniqueness of each musical gift and the impact it may have on others.

We strive to provide talented and motivated students with a challenging and supportive music program. With our small class size, students enjoy intensive, interactive engagement with Marygrove faculty and peers, as well as guest artists and lecturers who visit our campus. We are committed to helping our students achieve excellence by learning to integrate musical knowledge and skills into their own unique musical gifts—so that each student may become a well-informed and expressive musician. In addition to a high quality musical education and performing arts environment, the Marygrove Department of Music also strives to provide students with opportunities to develop crucial professional, critical thinking, leadership, and communication skills for lifelong learning.

Objectives towards these goals:

  • Teaching excellence among the faculty; and encouragement for excellence among the students.
  • Integration of music subjects (i.e., theory, history, and performance) into musical practices so that each
  • Emphasis on connecting students to performance opportunities (studio classes, departmental recitals,
  • Emphasis on active attendance and participation in workshops, master classes and concerts held both on the
  • Infusion of cultural and musical diversity throughout the curriculum.
  • Exploration of musicianship as leadership, self-expression, civic awareness, and community engagement
  • Commitment to authentic and reflective assessment practices.
  • Student understands the multi-dimensionality inherent in comprehensive musicianship.

Marygrove campus, and around the metro-Detroit area.

Our department facilities are located in the renovated west wing of the Madame Cadillac building, and include a beautiful, stained-glass Recital Hall; an electronic keyboard lab; a Mac computer lab; a smart classroom; a music lounge, and a peer-mentoring study room. Performances may also take place in Denk Chapman Hall, which houses a historic 1891 Steinway Grand; the elegant Alumnae Hall; the 400-seat Marygrove Theatre; and Sacred Heart Chapel, which features a 1928 three-manual 40 rank Casavant pipe organ.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music is designed for students who wish to have a major in music which allows for a broader experience in the liberal arts. In the B.A. program, you will take approximately 60 credits in music-related courses, which allows for approximately 20 credits in other liberal arts studies. Often, students will combine a complimentary second interest into their BA of Music degree (e.g. dance, theatre, psychology, education, religious studies, literature). Due to the integrated nature of the discipline, a minor is optional, but not required for Bachelor of Arts students with a music major.

The Bachelor of Music degree is a highly specialized program requiring approximately 74-80 credit hours in music. In this program, students engage in coursework, rehearsals and performance opportunities to develop the skills, discipline, and understanding essential for a professional musician. As a Bachelor of Music student, you may select from these areas of concentration: performance in voice, piano, or organ; music education; sacred music with a choral, organ, or piano emphasis; and piano pedagogy. Due to the integrated nature of the discipline, a minor is optional, but not required for Bachelor of Music students.

The Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts is an individualized, interdisciplinary major across three departments; dance, music, and theatre. The Minor in Performing Arts provides an opportunity to experience the performing arts in a larger, collective sense Please see the PERFORMING ARTS section of this catalogue for details.

The Minor in Music is available for students majoring in other college disciplines. Students may pursue a music minor to develop knowledge and skills that complement their major area of study, or to simply enhance their own understanding and enjoyment of music in their lives. If you minor in music, you will take a minimum of 24 credit hours that combine comprehensive music courses (e.g. music theory, history) with specialized study in performance (e.g. private lessons, ensembles).

The Minor in Fine Arts, a 24-hour group minor, is selected from at least three of the following areas: art, art history, music, theatre, and dance, and provides you with the opportunity to experience the arts in a larger, collective sense. It works well with the humanities, modern languages, history, and a major in any of the arts.

The Certificate in Sacred Music develops skills and knowledge which prepare students to be effective professionals in the field of church music. An audition is required for acceptance into the program. If proficiency is demonstrated at the audition, the Department of Music may waive certain course requirements. Completion of the certificate program is based on specific proficiency levels.

ADMISSION PHASES/AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Some degree of talent and prior experience is typically required for admission into a specialized arts degree, such as music. Students then enhance musical abilities through development of professional, technical and artistic skills, and knowledge gained through the coursework, coaching, master classes, rehearsals, and performances within the degree curriculum. With the amount of time and dedication required, a music degree may not be for everyone. Our goal is to help our future graduates succeed as practitioners in their careers after graduation. It is the combination of talent and hard work, which makes the difference in developing professional musicianship.

Step 1: Entry into the Program

If you have been admitted to the College and wish to major in music, you must contact the music department to arrange for an interview and informal audition with the music department faculty. A formal audition for the full music faculty is only required for students who wish to be considered for a Talent Scholarship [see below].

At your informal audition, you will meet with a Marygrove music faculty member and discuss your course of study. You will be evaluated on current proficiency with your instrument of choice (e.g. voice, piano, organ, guitar), and for your future potential in musical, technical and performance achievement. You may also be given a music theory placement test to examine your current abilities in reading, writing and analysis of musical structure, and to determine which theory course would be most appropriate for you. If you have piano experience, you may also choose to demonstrate your abilities at this time. The informal audition also gives prospective students an opportunity to ask questions and see if a Marygrove music degree is right for them.

Step 2: Prep Standing

Once a student has been admitted to the College and the music program, he/she enters a three step assessment process utilized for students to enter and progress through the music program. For students who have a strong background in music, but require additional formal music training or music reading skills prior to the core music curriculum, we offer a First-Year Intensive Program. These are preparatory classes which assist incoming students with the foundations of music reading and technical skills required for the core music curriculum. Some of these courses do not count towards the degree. A music faculty advisor will help determine which of the First-Year Intensive Courses would be beneficial to you and will create a preliminary plan-of-work for you. Students have a limited time to complete these requirements—please contact a department chair for details.

First-Year Intensive Course Requirements may include:

  • MUS 100A Class Piano I
  • MUS 101,102 Fundamentals of Music I, II
  • MUS 105 Encounters with Music
  • MUS 106A Voice Class
  • MUS 204A, 204B Foundations in Ringing I, II
  • MUS 110-111 Private lessons in your major instrument

These courses are proficiency-based and must each be completed with no grade less than a B. Completion of the course work with B- grades may not grant admission to pre-major status. Students may be required to demonstrate skills learned and/or to complete additional coursework prior to acceptance to pre-major standing. If the faculty determines a student lacks significant improvement in musical skills and knowledge, or commitment to the field, he/she may not be allowed to continue in the major.

Step 3: Pre-Major Standing

To maintain Pre-Major Standing, a student must:

  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 2.7 (with no course grade less than a B-)
  • Successfully complete a performance jury for each semester of private applied study
  • Actively attend and/or perform in studio classes, recitals, master classes, workshops and concerts, and collaborative performances with outside musical groups. 

Upon completion of departmental requirements for Pre-Major Standing, students may apply for official major standing in their selected degree program. Acceptance will be determined following: an evaluation of completed music course work, assessment of sight-reading ability, demonstration of technical and expression proficiency on applied instrument, and a personal career goal statement. If the faculty determines a student has not developed a certain level musical skills and knowledge, or does not demonstrate commitment to the field, he/she may not be allowed to continue in the major.

Step 4: Major Standing

To maintain Major Standing, a student must:

  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 2.7 (with no course grade less than a B-)
  • Successful completion of juries for each semester of private applied study
  • Active attendance and/or performance in studio classes, recitals, master classes, workshops and collaborative performances with outside musical groups. 

Once a student has been approved for major standing, he/she may begin preparations for development of the capstone project (MUS 496). Students should speak to their advisor for specific information on the capstone.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Distinguished Student Awards

These are awarded to students with a minimum grade point average of 2.7, who demonstrate outstanding talent in music. Interested students must complete the Distinguished Music Student Award application and schedule a formal audition and interview with the music department. Awards are given on the recommenda­tion of the music faculty.

Talent Awards

Scholarships are available to incoming students, both first-time and transfer. They may be renewed for up to five years for first-time students, and up to three years for transfer students (provided departmental requirements are maintained – see music department handbook for details). Scholarship awards are based on an audition and interview, which must be completed prior to the first semester of classes. For details, or to schedule an audition, please contact department co-chair, Tara Sievers-Hunt at Tsievers7525@marygrove or (313) 927-1312

Academic Performance

Only classes with a grade of C or better can be applied to the fulfilment of a music major. Students must also have a 2.7 GPA in their major coursework to earn a degree with a music major.

Professional Experience

Seniors majoring in music may earn credit for work done in music outside of class in such areas as accompanying, church choir conducting, organ playing in church, piano teaching, etc. under the course title Guided Field Experience. (This course is similar to the Cooperative Education Program.)

Mathematics Minor for Elementary Teaching

The mathematics minor for elementary teaching requires 23 credits in mathematics.

A. Required Mathematics Courses
MTH 110        Elementary Functions
MTH 300        College Geometry
MTH 310        Concepts in Elementary Mathematics I
MTH 311        Concepts in Elementary Mathematics II
MTH 325        Probability and Statistics
MTH 330        Teaching Probability and Statistics in Grades K - 8

B. Choose one of the following:
MTH 251        Calculus I
MTH 265        Discrete Mathematics
MTH 270        Graph Theory

Mathematics Minor

The mathematics minor requires 21 credit hours in mathematics.

A. Required Mathematics Courses
MTH 110         Elementary Functions
MTH 251        Calculus I
MTH 252        Calculus II
MTH 265        Discrete Mathematics
MTH 300        College Geometry
MTH 325        Probability and Statistics

B. Required for Secondary Teacher Certification Students:
MTH 347        Methods in Teaching Secondary Mathematics

Modern Language Translation Overview

General Information
The Modern Language Translation program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.

Modern Language Translation

Modern Language Translation

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Modern Language Translation Certificate program is designed for professionals who plan to pursue a career in translation and train for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification exam. The certificate is also intended for individuals who wish to communicate effectively in a multilingual and multicultural work environment. The sequence of courses provides translation training from Arabic, French, or Spanish into English.

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Master's of Education Plus Teacher Certification Overview

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Education Department works in collaboration with academic departments in the other Divisions to professionally prepare graduate students for teaching. The first teaching certificate that can be earned is the Provisional Certificate, specified for teaching either at the Elementary or Secondary Level. 

The Marygrove College Teacher Certification programs have state approval through the Michigan Department of Education and are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

pdfIB_Commission_accreditation_letter_Marygrove_College.pdf 

It is important to determine the desired teaching level at the beginning of one’s program. Elementary and Secondary Level requirements are different, as are Elementary and Secondary classroom environments.

The Elementary Level teaching certificate allows the holder to teach all subjects in a self- contained classroom, grades K-8. The Secondary Level certified teacher is allowed to instruct grades 6-12 in endorsed subjects. Art and Music teachers are certified to teach their subject areas across the K-12 spectrum, minors are not required in these two comprehensive teaching majors. 

An Elementary or Secondary Education student must have a certifiable teaching major for which Marygrove is authorized to recommend for Provisional Certification. An Elementary Education student also must complete the Elementary Education minor offered by Marygrove. A Secondary Education student must complete a certifiable Marygrove teaching minor.

Teaching majors and minors are done at the undergraduate level. The teaching majors and minors Marygrove offers are listed below.

Minor in Criminal Justice

The requirements for the minor in Criminal Justice are:

A. A minimum of 21 total credits.

B. Included must be these courses:

CJ 110                      Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 200                    Sociological Perspectives of Crime
CJ 311                      Deviant Behavior
CJ 320                      Juvenile Delinquency
CJ 380                      Criminal Law

C. An additional 6 credits are required in the following areas of Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Political Science, or Forensic Science. Pos­sible electives include:

CJ 240                 Corrections
CJ 351                 Restorative Justice
CJ 352                 Women in the American Criminal Justice System
CJ 358                 Law and Society
FSC 140              Introduction to Forensic Science
FSC 220             Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection
POL 203             Political Reality and Public Policy
PSY/SOC 360    Social Psychology
PSY 365             Group Dynamics
PSY 240             Developmental Psychology
PSY 340             Abnormal Psychology
SW 200A            Working with Substance Abuse(2)
SW 200C           Working with Mental Illness(2)
SW 268               Child Welfare Policies and Services (2)
SW 314               Social Welfare Policy (3)

Minor in Dance Performance

The minor requires a minimum of 24 credit hours in dance technique courses and completion of the following components:

B. Required Technique Courses: 19 credit hours

Ballet – 9 cr. hours (3 semesters)

DAN 250                                        3 cr.         Ballet I                                 
DAN 251                                        3 cr.         Ballet II
DAN 350                                        3 cr.         Ballet III

Modern – 6 cr. hours (3 semesters)

DAN 270                                         2 cr.         Modern I
DAN 271                                         2 cr.         Modern II
DAN 370                                         2 cr.         Modern III

Jazz – 2 cr. hours  

DAN 377                                        1 cr.          Jazz

Including – 2 cr. hours     

DAN 201                                        1 cr.          Dance/Theatre/Performance   I      
DAN 202                                        1 cr.          Dance/Theatre/Performance II

C. Related Required Courses: 5 credit hours

DAN 275                                        2 cr.          History of Dance I
DAN 276                                        3 cr.          History of Dance II

 

Mathematics Course Descriptions

MTH 099                              Pre-Algebra                                                                                                        3 hours
Term: 1‚ 2, summer; Fee: yes
Basic principles and operations of arithmetic‚ elementary algebra‚ informal geometry‚ systems of measurement, and problem solving techniques to enable students to develop the ability to understand and use basic mathemati­cal methods. Credit in this course does not count toward graduation. Must be completed with at least a C-.

MTH 100                              Algebra                                                                                                               3 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 099 with a grade of C- or better, or placement recommendation; Term: 1, 2, summer; Fee: yes
Linear equations and inequalities and their graphs, systems of two equations in two unknowns, quadratic equa­tions, factoring, elementary operations with polynomials‚ rational expressions, exponents and radicals, and word problems. This course may not be used to fulfill general education requirements.

MTH 103                              Health Science Mathematics                                                                            3 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 099 with a grade of C- or better; Term: 2; Fee: no
This course will provide the mathematics skills used in allied health fields. Topics include operations with fractions and decimals, measurement systems, percents, ratios and proportions, drug calculations, and IV flow rates.

MTH 103 L                         Health Science Mathematics Recitation                                                            1 hour
Prerequisites: Completion of MTH 103 with a grade of C or better; Term: 2; Fee: no
Co-requisite: Enrollment in MTH 103
This course will provide extended application of MTH 103.

MTH 105                              Intermediate Algebra                                                                                         4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 100 or one year high school algebra; Term: 1, 2, summer.
Real numbers, operations with polynomials and rational expressions, factoring, rational exponents and radicals, first degree equations and inequalities, quadratic equations, systems of equations, logarithms, scientific notation and applications.

MTH 110                              Elementary Functions                                                                                        4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 105 or two years high school algebra, department approval; Term: 1, 2, Summer
Elementary functions, their graphs and applications using a graphing calculator, analytical geometry, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, sequences and series, and the binomial theorem. Designed as a pre-calculus course.

MTH 251                              Calculus I                                                                                                            4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 110 or two years of high school algebra, one year high school geometry, one-half year of trigonometry; Term: 1, 2
Analytic geometry in the plane, functions, limits and continuity, derivatives and applications, and indefinite inte­grals and applications.

MTH 252                              Calculus II                                                                                                           4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 251; Term: 2
Exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, techniques of integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, Taylor’s formula, and infinite series.

MTH 254                              Calculus III                                                                                                          4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 252; Term: 1, offered alternate years [odd]
Polar coordinates, vectors, vector-valued functions, three dimensional analytic geometry, partial derivatives, and multiple integration.

MTH 265                              Discrete Mathematics                                                                                         3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term: 1
Sets, functions, algorithms, mathematical induction, counting methods, permutations and combinations, recur­rence relations, Boolean algebra, relations, and matrices. Writing intensive course for math majors.

MTH 270                                     Graph Theory                                                                                                3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term 2
An introduction to topics and applications of graph theory. Graph theory topics are selected from the following: paths, cycles, circuits, Eulerian circuits, Hamiltonian cycles, generalized pancyclicity, forbidden subgraphs, connectivity, trees, social networks, planarity, graph colorings, directed graphs, modeling. Additionally, the course includes an introduction to set theory, and methods of proof (direct proof, proof by contradiction, proof by cases, proof by induction).

MTH 300                              College Geometry                                                                                                3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term: 2
Properties of geometric figures, proofs, constructions, solving applied problems, use of coordinate geometry and transformation geometry, and Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry.

MTH 310                              Concepts in Elementary Mathematics I                                                             3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 105; Term: 1
Foundations for learning mathematics, sets, algebraic thinking, numeration, fundamental operations of arithmetic, estimation, number theory, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and explorations.

MTH 311                              Concepts in Elementary Mathematics II                                                             3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 310; Term: 2
Ratio and proportion, percents, representing and interpreting data, centers and spreads of distributions, concepts related to chance, basic concepts of geometry, congruence, trans-formations, symmetry and tessellations, similar­ity, perimeter, area, volume, and explorations.

MTH 325                              Probability and Statistics                                                                                     3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Term: 1
Sample spaces, probability of events, random variables, counting techniques, descriptive statistics, binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.

MTH 330                              Teaching Probability and Statistics in Grades K – 8                                         4 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 325; Math Major or Minor for Elementary Teaching; Term: Summer
Statistical graphs, centers and spreads of distributions, appropriate statistical software and student activities, explorations and investigations, and current issues in mathematics education.

MTH 347                              Methods in Teaching Secondary Mathematics                                                  3 hours
Prerequisites: EDU 240, EDU 241, EDU 347, Math major or minor, junior or senior standing; Term: 2
Philosophical basis for mathematics teaching, survey of special programs in mathematics, specific objectives, materials and curriculum planning for mathematics in middle and secondary schools, emphasis on role of problem solving in mathematics teaching. Observations of classroom teaching. Course offered as needed.

MTH 353                              Linear Algebra                                                                                                       3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 251; Term: 2, offered alternative years [even]
Matrices, linear systems, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and applications.

MTH 371                              Differential Equations                                                                                           3 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 252; Term: 1, offered alternative years [even]
Differential equations of the first order and first degree, as well as their applications, linear dependence and inde­pendence, linear differential equations of order two and higher, series solutions of linear differential equations, and systems of linear differential equations.

MTH 388                              Cooperative Field Experience                                                                              1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Departmental approval, junior standing
Supervised work experience in activity related to area of specialization, which is planned in consultation with advi­sor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting, and evaluation of experience will be required.

MTH 491                              Independent Study                                                                                                 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor, mathematics major, junior or senior status; Term: 1,2
In-depth study of a student-selected topic in consultation with a faculty member.

MTH 496A                         Senior Seminar: Library Research                                                                          2 hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing in the major; completion of general education and writing requirements; completion of preliminary summer library research project; Term: 1
Investigation of a significant mathematical problem with the direction of a faculty member. Use of computer for library informational searches, scientific writing, data analysis and word processing. Oral presentation and paper required. If you intend to take MTH 496A, you must inform the department in the preceding winter semester.

MTH 496B                         Senior Seminar: Conclusion                                                                                    2 hours
Prerequisite: MTH 496A; Term: 2
The mathematical problem researched in MTH 496A is brought to a conclusion. An oral presentation and a final research paper are required.

Modern Language Translation Course Descriptions

ARABIC
ARA-500-Principles of Translation – 3 hours
This course, taught in English, serves as an introduction to the Translation Certificate Programs in French, Spanish, and Arabic. The course includes a survey of the main theories of translation and interpretation, a methodology section dealing with the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer, and a professional component including an overview of career opportunities and state-of-the art practices.

ARA-501-Translation Workshop I – 3 hours
This course focuses on the translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from Arabic into English. The course includes the presentation of linguistic and cultural issues affecting meaning transfer from the original text into English. It also introduces the interpretation process.

ARA-502-Translation Workshop II – 3 hours
This course, which is a continuation of Translation Workshop I, also includes translations of contemporary literary excerpts and practice tests from the American Translators Association.

ARA-503-BusinessTranslation Workshop – 3 hours
This workshop focuses on the translation of Arabic business texts into English. Texts include printed and online promotional and informational material, as well as various types of business correspondence and transactions.

ARA-588- Cooperative Field Experience – 3 hours
This course provides an opportunity for supervised field experience or free-lance translation work. It includes the preparation of a professional portfolio.

FRENCH
FRE-500-Principles of Translation – 3 hours

This course, taught in English, serves as an introduction to the Translation Certificate Programs in French, Spanish, and Arabic. The course includes a survey of the main theories of translation and interpretation, a methodology section dealing with the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer, and a professional component including an overview of career opportunities and state-of-the art practices.

FRE-501-Translation Workshop I – 3 hours
This course focuses on the translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from French into English. The course includes the presentation of linguistic and cultural issues affecting meaning transfer from the original text into English. It also introduces the interpretation process.

FRE-502-Translation Workshop II – 3 hours
This course, which is a continuation of Translation Workshop I, also includes translations of contemporary literary excerpts and practice tests from the American Translators Association.

FRE-503-BusinessTranslation Workshop – 3 hours
This workshop focuses on the translation of French business texts into English. Texts include printed and online promotional and informational material, as well as various types of business correspondence and transactions.

FRE-588- Cooperative Field Experience – 3 hours
This course provides an opportunity for supervised field experience or free-lance translation work. It includes the preparation of a professional portfolio.

SPANISH
SPA-500-Principles of Translation – 3 hours

This course, taught in English, serves as an introduction to the Translation Certificate Programs in French, Spanish, and Arabic. The course includes a survey of the main theories of translation and interpretation, a methodology section dealing with the linguistic and cultural aspects of language transfer, and a professional component including an overview of career opportunities and state-of-the art practices.

SPA-501-Translation Workshop I – 3 hours
This course focuses on the translation of journalistic, commercial, legal, and scientific texts from Spanish into English. The course includes the presentation of linguistic and cultural issues affecting meaning transfer from the original text into English. It also introduces the interpretation process.

SPA-502-Translation Workshop II – 3 hours
This course, which is a continuation of Translation Workshop I, also includes translations of contemporary literary excerpts and practice tests from the American Translators Association.

SPA-503-BusinessTranslation Workshop – 3 hours
This workshop focuses on the translation of Spanish business texts into English. Texts include printed and online promotional and informational material, as well as various types of business correspondence and transactions.

SPA-588- Cooperative Field Experience – 3 hours
This course provides an opportunity for supervised field experience or free-lance translation work. It includes the preparation of a professional portfolio.

Minor in Psychology

 

The minor in psychology requires 20 credit hours in psychology. At least nine credit hours must be taken at Marygrove.

A. Required Courses

PSY 205             Introductory Psychology
PSY 225             Methods in Psychology

B. Recommended Courses

PSY 240             Developmental Psychology
PSY 360             Social Psychology

 

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

A minimum of 30 credit hours must be completed in required courses and in specified electives. These must include a minimum of 24 credit hours in Reading (RDG) and Education (EDU) courses.

Courses for the completion of the M.Ed. degree must include:

A. SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS (6 CREDIT HOURS)
A minimum of six credit hours must be taken from Social Foundations courses. These courses may not be transferred from another institution. See the “Graduate Courses” section of this catalog for an explanation of the requirements and for full course descriptions.

B. RESEARCH
RDG 639 Research in Reading and Curriculum Development

C. READING COURSES
RDG 509 Psychology of Literacy Development
*RDG 557 Methods for Teaching Intermediate and Secondary Reading
RDG 559 Literature Based Approaches to Reading Instruction
*RDG 564 Methods in Elementary Reading and Language Arts
RDG 567 The Writing Process in Literacy Development
RDG 609 Diagnostic Techniques in Reading Instruction
RDG 619 Prescriptive Techniques for Reading Instruction

* Appropriate undergraduate courses may be substituted with permission of the program coordinator.

D. ELECTIVES
RDG 519 Language and Cognitive Development
EDU 524 Principles in Classroom Management
EDU 530 Technology in the Classroom
EDU 537 Curriculum Theory and Development
EDU 556 Language Development and Disorders
EDU 640 Technology Tools for Teachers

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