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The Department of Biology offers undergraduate programs for students interested in careers in teaching; research; graduate study; medical, dental and nursing schools; scientific illustration; technical writing; industrial technology; pharmaceutical work; the Peace Corps; natural resources; public health; and food and drug technology.
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The Department of Business offers undergraduate programs for students interested in careers in business, commerce, industry, finance, as well as not-for-profit enterprises such as health care, social services, educational institutions and government agencies.
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Business Course Descriptions

BUS 173 Introduction to Business 3 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 099; Term: 1, 2
Survey stressing basic business concepts and functions-the market economy, forms of business organizations in our society, the role of management and labor, capitalization and finance, production, marketing and the organizational structure.

BUS 266 Principles of Organization and Management 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 173; Term: 2
Hybrid format
Elements of the managerial processes fundamental to the operation of various organizations. Includes application of principles to a business enterprise stressing systems thinking, problem-solving, profit and ethics.

BUS 302 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS173, ECN 200; Term: 1
In-depth study of market analysis, product development, placement and distribution, pricing and promotion functions.

BUS 304 Business Law I 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 173; Term: 1
Survey of our legal systems, basic law of contracts, personal property, real property and sales.

BUS 307 Finance 4 hours
Prerequisites: ACC 234, ECN 200‚ ECN 203; Term: 2
Study of the basic theoretical framework for decision-making in financial management. Includes financial planning, fund requirements and sources, and fundamentals of capital budgeting. Cross-listed with ECN 307.

BUS 308 Business and Professional Writing 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 108, several courses in the student’s major field; Fee: yes. Term: 1
Underlying principles and techniques for effective communications in business and professional settings. Empha­sis on audience analysis, as well as purpose and organization of various types of letters, reports and memoranda. Writing-intensive course. Cross-listed with ENG 308.

BUS 310 Financial Investment Strategy 3 hours
Prerequisites: ACC 234, ECN 200; Term: 1
Security markets and how they function. Includes interpreting market changes, capital building through stock investments, factors influencing stock market prices, bond investment techniques, sources of investment informa­tion, strategies and theories of investing.

BUS 314 Business Law II  3 hours
Prerequisite: BUS 304; Term: 2
Basic law of commercial paper, creditors’ rights, agency, partnerships and corporations.

BUS 322 Consumer Behavior 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 302, PSY 205. Offered alternate yearsStudy of consumer motivation, decision-making and information processing. Influences of social institutions and culture on consumer behavior are included.

BUS 320 Ecommerce 3 hours
Offered alternate years. Blended online
This course is designed to familiariz individuals with current and emerging electronic commerce technologies using the Internet. Topics include: Internet technology for business advantage, managing electronic commerce funds transfer, reinventing the future of business through electronic commerce, business opportunities in electronic commerce, electronic commerce website design, social, political and ethical issues associated with electronic commerce, and business plans for technology ventures. The purpose of this course is to educate a new generation of managers, planners, analysts, and programmers of the realities and potential for electronic commerce.

BUS 323 Human Resource Management 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 266; Term: 1 Online formatStudy of personnel functions-staffing, development, employee benefits, organization behavior, wage and salary administration, and performance appraisal.

BUS 332 Sales Management Strategies 3 hours
Prerequisite: BUS 302; Term: 2; Offered alternate years
Examines the development of sales strategies. Topics include market assessment, effective sales presentations and making the close. Students will make actual sales presentations.

BUS 333  Entrepreneurship 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 266, ACC 224; Term: 1; Offered alternate years
Integrative course focusing on the management of a small business enterprise. Organizational, financial, managerial and legal aspects are explored. Specific areas will be related to the starting and operating of a small business.

BUS 342  International Marketing 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 302; Term: 2; Offered alternate years
In-depth examination of the global business environment including foundations in multicultural understanding, political environments, international legal issues, the NAFTA and EU, and how these impact global marketing.

BUS 368 Quality Management Principles 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 266; Offered alternate years
This course explores the principles of Total Quality: customer focus, participation and teamwork, continuous improvement and learning. It focuses on the development of quality processes and systems through the tools of information gathering and analysis, benchmarking, supplier partnership, the Baldridge Award, and ISO9000. It covers issues in business services as well as products.

BUS 382 Business and Professional Ethics 3 hours
Prerequisites: PHL 126, BUS 266; Term: 1: Offered alternate years
Descriptive survey of ethical theories and perspectives to all professions. Reflection on contemporary ethical approaches through case studies and selected readings. Analysis of some major dilemmas in business and other professions.

BUS 384 Consumer Money Management  3 hours
Prerequisites: ECN200 or ECN202; Term: 2; May be offered alternate years
Principles of management applied to the financial needs and resources of the individual and family. Emphasis on financial planning, income distribution, consumer financial services and protection, use of credit, insurance and investments.

BUS 385 Business Application Using Excel 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 173, or permission of instructor; May be offered alternate years
Explores advanced techniques in Business and Accounting applications using Excel software. Students are exposed to practical examples suitable for professional purposes and personal use. Uses an exercise-oriented approach that allows learning by doing. Cross-listed with ACC 385. Course will be offered pending approval by the Curriculum Review Committee.

BUS 388 Cooperative Field Experience 1-3 hours
Prerequisites: 24 credit hours in business; junior standing; 3.0 GPA; department approval; Term: 1, 2, summer
Supervised work experience in activity related to area of specialization, planned in consultation with academic advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

BUS 423 Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations 3 hours
Prerequisites: BUS 266; senior status or permission of instructor; Term: 2; Offered alternate years
Study of the employer/union relationship and of the processes developed to implement that relationship. Includes union organizing, negotiation and administration of the collective bargaining agreement, the grievance system, and the structure of labor unions.

BUS 488  Cooperative Field Experience 1-3 hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing, 27 credit hours in business, department approval, 3.0 GPA; Term: 1, 2
Supervised work experience in activity related to area of specialization, planned in consultation with academic advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

BUS 491 Independent Study 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing; departmental approval; permission of study director; Term: 1, 2
Study of a topic or creative work extending beyond the opportunities offered in scheduled courses.

BUS 492 Special Topics 1-3 hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing; departmental approval; permission of instructor; Term: 1, 2; Online Format
Focused study on a current topic that extends beyond courses typically offered in scheduled courses. Specific topic determined each year.

BUS 496A Senior Research Seminar: Current Problems and Issues in Business 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 312, BUS 308; senior standing; Term: 1
Study of contemporary issues in business. Specific topics and scope determined each year. Oral and written presentations.

BUS 496B Senior Research Seminar: Diversity in Management 3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 312, BUS 308; senior standing; Term: 2
Examination of current research on the changing status of multicultural management in business, and development of management competencies critical to success in twenty-first century organizations. Oral and written presentations.

Bachelor of Arts, Business Major (B.A.)

The requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree with a business major are a minimum of 36 credit hours in BUS/ACC and completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See the GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Related Discipline Requirements
6 hours in computer-related courses
ECN 200     Introductory Macroeconomics
ECN 203     Introductory Microeconomics
ECN 305     Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

C. Required Business Core Courses
BUS 173     Introduction to Business
ACC 224     Principles of Accounting I
ACC 234     Principles of Accounting II
BUS 266     Principles of Organization and Management
BUS 302     Principles of Marketing
BUS 304     Business Law I
BUS 307     Finance
BUS 308     Business and Professional Writing
BUS 314     Business Law II

Choose either one of the following courses. The course selected should be taken in the senior year:

BUS 496A   Senior Research Seminar: Current Issues
BUS 496B   Senior Research Seminar: Diversity in Management

D. Area of Concentration
Students completing a business major may concen­trate in a specific area by selecting at least nine hours from one of the following areas. If you elect not to concentrate in one area, you may pursue an approved individualized program in general business while completing the 36 credit hour business major require­ments.

Accounting
ACC 324     Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 334     Managerial Accounting
ACC 344     Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 354     Federal Income Tax Accounting
ACC 444     Accounting Information Systems
ACC 451     Auditing

Students seeking certification as a public accountant must qualify under the criteria adopted by the State Board of Accountancy. The criteria are available in the business department.

General Business
BUS 310     Financial Investment Strategy
BUS 320     Ecommerce
BUS 322     Consumer Behavior
BUS 333     Entrepreneurship

Financial Planning
ACC 354     Federal Income Tax Accounting
BUS 310     Financial Investment Strategy
BUS 312     Insurance and Risk Management
BUS 384     Consumer Money Management

Management
BUS 323     Human Resource Management
BUS 368     Quality Management Principles
BUS 423     Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations
BUS 496B   Senior Research Seminar: Diversity in Management

Marketing
BUS 322     Consumer Behavior
BUS 332     Sales Management Strategies
BUS 342     International Marketing

E. Electives
BUS 382     Business and Professional Ethics
BUS 384     Consumer Money Management
BUS 385     Business Applications Using Excel
BUS 388     Cooperative Field Experience
BUS 488     Cooperative Field Experience
BUS 491     Independent Study
BUS 492     Special Topics

F. Actual Work Experience
As a business major, you are strongly encouraged to have an actual work experience prior to graduation. This requirement may be satisfied by prior work experience upon approval of your advisor. You can also complete BUS 388 or 488 – Cooperative Field Experience. No more than 3 credit hours in cooperative work experience may be counted toward a business major.

Bachelor of Arts, International Studies in Languages, and Business (B.A.)

The requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in Languages, and Business are as follows:

A. General Education Requirements
See page 56.

B. Interdisciplinary Core Requirements
(12 cr. minimum)

C. Core Language Requirement
(21 cr. minimum)

REQUIRED COURSES
A. General Education Requirements
See page 56.

B. Core Content Courses

ENG 328* Intercultural Communication 3 cr
BUS 308 Business and Professional Writing 3 cr.
Senior Seminar within concentration 3 cr.
HUM 362 Travel Seminar 3 cr. min.

-OR-

SAB 300 Study Abroad 3 cr. min.

-OR-

SAB 300 Internship Abroad 3 cr. min.

-OR-

Multicultural Immersion 3 cr. min.
(Cooperative Field Experience, ARA/FRE/SPA 488)

SPANISH

SPA 151 Elementary Spanish II 3 cr.
SPA 250 Intermediate Spanish I 4 cr.
SPA 251 Intermediate Spanish II 4 cr.
SPA 310 Business Spanish 4 cr.
SPA 350 Advanced Grammar and Composition 4 cr.
SPA 332 Latin American Humanities 3 cr

-OR-

SPA 354 Iberian History and Culture 4 cr.

* You can receive up to 12 hours of modern language credit through the Advanced Placement and CLEP programs (after taking a language proficiency exam, administered by the Modern Languages Program Director), or you may transfer college credit in Spanish, Arabic, or other modern languages not offered at Marygrove.

D. Concentration
International Business (36 to 39 cr.)

Recommended for Spanish
SPA 320 Spanish Conversation* 4 cr.
SPA 351 Introduction to Hispanic Literature 4 cr.

Recommended two from the following group of Humanities/Area Studies and English courses
ENG 350 World Literature 3 cr.
Area Studies (Arab and Asian, Latin American, African I, African II, African-American, Caribbean: HUM 330, 332, 333A, 333B, 334, 335) 3 cr.

Recommended two from the following Social Sciences courses
POL 377 Transnational Politics 3 cr.
POL 395 Comparative Politics 3 cr.
POL/SOC 306 Ethnic and Racial Diversity 3 cr.
SOC 312 Global Women’s Issues and Policies 3 cr.

Business Concentration 36 – 39 credits
Business, 27 cr.

BUS 173 Introduction to Business 3 cr.
BUS 302 Principles of Marketing 3 cr.
BUS 342 International Marketing 3 cr.
BUS 266 Principles of Organization and Management 3 cr.
BUS 304 Business Law I 3 cr.
ACC 224 Principles of Accounting I 4 cr.
ACC 234 Principles of Accounting II 4 cr.
BUS 307 Finance 4 cr.

Economics, 9 cr.
ECN 200 Introductory Macroeconomics 3 cr.
ECN 203 Introductory Microeconomics 3 cr.
ECN 361 International Economics and Finance 3 cr.

Elective (beyond the 36 required credits)
BUS 388 Cooperative Field Experience 3 cr.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
See departmental listings.

Bachelor of Arts, Social Studies Major For The Elementary Teacher (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts with a Social Studies Major requires a minimum of 36 hours to include the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
Social Studies majors are encouraged to take IS 320A Detroit and the Contemporary Urban Crisis as part of their general education coursework. Students are also encouraged to use their social studies core requirements to meet the General Education requirements in areas of Historical and Cultural Traditions, Social Environment and Global Perspectives. For further requirements see the GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Core Requirements
GEO 199 World Geography: Regions and Concepts
GEO 301 Cultural Geography
ECN 200 Introductory Macroeconomics
ECN 203 Introductory Microeconomics
HIS 252 U.S. History to 1877
HIS 253 U.S. History Since 1877
HIS 255 World History I
HIS 256 World History II
POL 149 American Political Systems
POL 395 Contemporary Foreign Political Systems
HIS 330 Michigan History and Politics

C. History Concentration Requirements
If needed, additional coursework at the 300 level in history to total 18 hours.

D. Writing Intensive Course Requirement
HIS 330 Michigan History and Politics is a core requirement but also serves as the writing intensive course for the major.

E. Senior Research Seminar in area concentration
HIS 496S History Senior Research Seminar 

F. Multicultural Interdisciplinary Coursework  
IS 320A Detroit and the Contemporary Urban Crisis

This course can be taken as part of the general education requirement.

G. Additional Coursework
If needed, additional coursework at the 300 level in history‚ economics‚ political science or geography to total 36 hours.

H. Certification Requirements
Students pursuing the Social Studies Group Major are also required to take the Elementary Group Minor (29 credit hours) and the teacher certification coursework. See ELEMENTARY CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS in this catalog.

MTTC Gateway Courses
Students are required to take the State mandated Basic Skills Test and the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) in social studies. Students may not register for the MTTC in social studies until they have successfully completed 80 percent of the major coursework, taken the social studies gateway course and are recommended by the Social Studies Department for the test. The gateway course is designed to help students prepare for the MTTC and to determine their readiness to take the test; this includes mandatory visits to the TEAS lab and a minimum score of 76% on MTTC practice tests. Please consult the social studies department for the current list of gateway courses.

A grade of C or better must be maintained in all courses of this group major. An overall GPA of 2.7 is required to enter the Teacher Certification Program at Marygrove. See Teacher Certification section of this catalog for more information.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
See appropriate sections of this catalog.

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in sociology requires a minimum of 31 hours in sociology and completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. General Education Requirements in the Social Sciences
PSY 205 Introductory Psychology
SOC 201 Sociological Perspectives
ECN 202 Economic Dimensions
POL 203 Political Reality and Public Policy

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM
Academic Performance: Sociology majors must earn a grade of C or better in all required courses.

This program is designated as a day program. Some students will be able to complete this program during the evening.

Writing Intensive requirement: Students must complete a writing intensive course, SOC 393.

Senior Seminar requirement: Students must complete senior seminar, SOC 496.

Awards: The C. Wright Mills award is available to outstanding sociology students.

C. Required Sociology Courses (16 credits)
SOC 201 Sociological Perspectives
SOC 305 Introduction to Statistics (4) SOC 306 Ethnic and Racial Diversity SOC 375 Sociological Theories SOC 496 Senior Seminar in Sociology

D. Sociology Electives (15 credits)
Select additional courses in Sociology to complete the major.

SOC 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 200 Sociological Perspectives of Crime
SOC 202 Social Problems
SOC 300 Special Topics in Sociology
SOC 311 Deviant Behavior
SOC 320 Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 345 Sociology of the Family
SOC 348 Death and Dying
SOC 351 Restorative Justice
SOC 352 Women in the American Criminal Justice System
SOC 355 Social Research Methods
SOC 358 Law and Society
SOC 360 Social Psychology
SOC 365 Group Dynamics
SOC 380 Criminal Law
SOC 385 Community and Organizational Change
SOC 393 Urban Social Issues
SOC 491 Independent Study in Sociology
SOC 492 Readings in Sociology
SOC 495 Restorative Justice Practices

E. Minor Area

F. Other electives to complete (120 required credits)

Bachelor of Arts, Special Education Major, Elementary Level (B.A.)

The Special Education; Learning Disabilities Major (SM endorsement) will prepare you to work with students with learning disabilities birth through age 26 and grades P-12.
This program has a specific set of required courses. Concurrently, you will be taking the teacher certification courses. See Teacher Certification section of the catalog.

In order to select the special education major, you must apply separately for the teacher certification program. This process will be explained in EDU 203: The Teaching Profession. Students are required to complete all major courses with a 2.0 or higher. A minimum 2.7 grade average is required to remain in the Teacher Certification Program.

Additional courses and requirements for admissions and completion may be required with changes in divisional policies and/or State of Michigan certification rules.

The requirements for a Bachelor of Arts with a special education major in learning disabilities at the elementary level are listed below.

A. General Education Requirements
See general education requirements.

B. Required Teacher Certification Courses
An undergraduate student in special education must complete 20 or 24 credit hours in a certifiable minor for a Secondary Certification. See the Teacher Certification section of this catalog for a list of certifiable minors for Secondary Education.

C. Required Special Education Endorsement Courses
An undergraduate elementary-level student in special education must complete the following courses in the teacher certification sequence.
SED 355 Pre-professional Practicum in Learning Disabilities
SED 364 Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities
SED 365 Teaching Students with Disabilities
SED 366 Assessment of the Exceptional Child
SED 370 Students with Disabilities: School, Family, and Community Interaction
SED 373 Assistive Technology in Special Education
SED 375 IEP Development
SED 376 Classroom Management and Intervention Strategies for Students with Disabilities
SED 425 Teaching Language Arts to Students with Disabilities
SED 450 Teaching Mathematics to Students with Disabilities
SED 456 Language Development and Disorders
SED 496 Special Education Senior Seminar
SED 499 Student Teaching

yyy The Special Education; Learning Disabilities Major (SM endorsement) will prepare you to work with students with learning disabilities birth through age 26 and grades P-12.
This program has a specific set of required courses. Concurrently, you will be taking the teacher certification courses. See Teacher Certification section of the catalog.

In order to select the special education major, you must apply separately for the teacher certification program. This process will be explained in EDU 203: The Teaching Profession. Students are required to complete all major courses with a 2.0 or higher. A minimum 2.7 grade average is required to remain in the Teacher Certification Program.

Additional courses and requirements for admissions and completion may be required with changes in divisional policies and/or State of Michigan certification rules.

The requirements for a Bachelor of Arts with a special education major in learning disabilities at the elementary level are listed below.

A. General Education Requirements
See general education requirements.

B. Required Teacher Certification Courses
An undergraduate student in special education must complete 20 or 24 credit hours in a certifiable minor for a Secondary Certification. See the Teacher Certification section of this catalog for a list of certifiable minors for Secondary Education.

C. Required Special Education Endorsement Courses
An undergraduate elementary-level student in special education must complete the following courses in the teacher certification sequence.
SED 355 Pre-professional Practicum in Learning Disabilities
SED 364 Characteristics of Students with Learning Disabilities
SED 365 Teaching Students with Disabilities
SED 366 Assessment of the Exceptional Child
SED 370 Students with Disabilities: School, Family, and Community Interaction
SED 373 Assistive Technology in Special Education
SED 375 IEP Development
SED 376 Classroom Management and Intervention Strategies for Students with Disabilities
SED 425 Teaching Language Arts to Students with Disabilities
SED 450 Teaching Mathematics to Students with Disabilities
SED 456 Language Development and Disorders
SED 496 Special Education Senior Seminar
SED 499 Student Teaching

Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)

The B.B.A. degree requires completion of the following components that include a minimum of 58 credit hours in business and accounting.

A. General Education Requirements
See the GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Related Discipline Requirements
6 credits in computer-related courses.

ECN 200     Introductory Macroeconomics
ECN 203     Introductory Microeconomics
ECN 305     Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

The above requirements are to be completed by the end of the sophomore year.

C. B.B.A. Core Requirements
BUS 173     Introduction to Business
ACC 224     Principles of Accounting I
ACC 234     Principles of Accounting II 
BUS 266     Principles of Organization and Management
BUS 302     Principles of Marketing
BUS 304     Business Law I
BUS 307     Finance
BUS 308     Business and Professional Writing                   
BUS 314     Business Law II
ACC 334     Cost Managerial Accounting
ACC 354     Federal Income Tax Accounting
BUS 382     Business and Professional Ethics

Choose either one of the following courses. The course selected should be taken in the senior year:

BUS 496A      Senior Research Seminar: Current Issues
                 -OR-
BUS 496B      Senior Research Seminar Diversity in Management

Total Core: 44 hours

D. Elective Courses
You may select courses in accounting, business or economics to complete the 58-credit hour B.B.A. require­ment. No more than 70 hours in business, economics or accounting can be used to fulfill the College’s 120-credit hour degree requirement.

Bachelor of Science, Biology Major (B.S.)

The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with biology major include completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
See the GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Required Core Courses
BIO 150        Biology I: From Molecules to Cells
BIO 151        Biology II: Unity and Diversity of Life
ISC 312        Junior Seminar
ISC 496A      Science Senior Seminar: Library Research
ISC 496B      Science Senior Seminar: Laboratory Research

C. Area of Concentration
Students completing a Biology major must concen¬trate in a specific area below:

Traditional Biology Concentration (39 credits)
Choose three out of the four following courses:
BIO 321        Microbiology
BIO 360        Biochemistry
BIO 485        Genetics
BIO 490        Cell and Molecular Biology
                      -AND-
Choose three out of the four following courses:
BIO 226        General Zoology
BIO 234        General Botany
BIO 271        Anatomy & Physiology I
BIO 272        Anatomy & Physiology II

Related Discipline Requirements (23-24 credits)
CHM 140      General Chemistry I
CHM 241      General Chemistry II
CHM 325      Organic Chemistry I
CHM 326      Organic Chemistry II
MTH 251      Calculus I
MTH 252      Calculus II
                        -OR-
MTH 325       Statistics

Environmental Studies Concentration (31 credits)
BIO 201         Ecology and the Environment
                      -AND-
Choose three out of the four following courses:
BIO 226         General Zoology
BIO 234         General Botany
BIO 321         Microbiology
BIO 485         Genetics

Related Discipline Requirements (28 credits)
CHM 140       General Chemistry I
CHM 241       General Chemistry II
CHM 325       Organic Chemistry I
CHM 350       Environmental Chemistry
ENV 135        Earth Science
ENV 320        Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
ENV 370        Environmental Policy and Regulations
MTH 325        Statistics

Biology Concentration for Secondary Teacher Certification (46 credits)
BIO 201         Ecology and the Environment
BIO 226         General Zoology
BIO 234         General Botany
BIO 257         Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
BIO 321         Microbiology
BIO 347         The Teaching of Biology
BIO 485         Genetics
BIO 490         Cell and Molecular Biology

Related Discipline Requirements (23-24 credits)
CHM 140       General Chemistry I
CHM 241       General Chemistry II
CHM 325       Organic Chemistry I
CHM 326       Organic Chemistry II
MTH 251       Calculus I
MTH 252       Calculus II
                        -OR-
MTH 325       Statistics

D. Suggested Electives
BIO 118         Medical Terminology
BIO 388         Cooperative Field Experience
BIO 488         Cooperative Field Experience
BIO 410         Special Topics in Biology
BIO 491         Independent Study

Bachelor or Arts, Social Studies Major for The Secondary Teacher (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts with a Social Studies Major is an interdisciplinary major that requires a minimum of 40 hours to include the following components:

A. General Education Requirements
Social Studies majors are encouraged to take IS 320 Detroit Seminar as part of their general education coursework. Students are also encouraged to use their social studies core requirements to meet the General Education requirements in areas of Historical and Cultural Traditions, Social Environment and Global Perspectives. For further requirements see the GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Core Requirements
GEO 199 World Geography: Regions and Concepts
GEO 301 Cultural Geography
ECN 200 Introductory Macroeconomics
ECN 203 Introductory Microeconomics
HIS 252 U.S. History to 1877
HIS 253 U.S. History Since 1877
HIS 255 World History I
HIS 256 World History II
POL 149 American Political Systems
POL 395 Contemporary Foreign Political Systems
POL/HIS 330 Michigan History and Politics

C. Area Concentration Requirements
Choose an 18 hour concentration in either history or political science. Students are also required to take a senior research seminar in their area concentration. See Section E.

Concentration in History
HIS 252 U.S. to 1877
HIS 253 U.S. Since 1877
HIS 255 World History I
HIS 256 World History II
HIS 330 Michigan History and Politics

Plus additional course work at the 300 level in history to total 18 hours.

               -OR-

Concentration in Political Science
POL 149 American Political Systems
POL 203 Political Reality and Public Policy
POL 330 Michigan History and Politics

Take at least one of the following:
POL 377 Transnational Politics
POL 325 American Foreign Policy

Plus additional course work at the 300 level in political science to total 18 hours.

D. Writing Intensive Course Requirement
POL 330 Michigan History and Politics (cross listed as HIS 330) is a core requirement but also serves as the writing intensive course for the major.

E. Senior Research Seminar in area concentration
HIS 496S History Senior Research Seminar
                 -OR-
POL 496S Political Science Senior Research Seminar

F. Multicultural Interdisciplinary Coursework
POL 306 Racial and Ethnic Diversity
                 -OR-
IS 320A Detroit and the Contemporary Urban Crisis*

* This course can be taken as part of the general education requirement.

G. Additional Coursework
If needed, additional coursework at the 300 level in history‚ economics‚ political science or geography to total 40 hours.

H. Certification Requirements
Social Studies majors pursuing secondary teacher certification are also required to take an approved minor for secondary certification and complete the Teacher Certification Program Requirements for Secondary Teachers. Phase I of the Teacher Certification coursework begins in the sophomore year. See TEACHER CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS in this catalog.

Content Area Methods
HIS 347/HIS 547 Methods of Secondary Social Studies is required for students who plan to be certified for secondary education.

MTTC and Gateway Courses
Students pursuing teacher certification are required to take the State mandated Basic Skills Test and the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) in social studies. Students may not register for the MTTC in social studies until they have successfully completed 80 percent of the major coursework and a gateway course. The gateway course is designed to help students prepare for the MTTC and to determine their readiness to take the test; this includes mandatory visits to the TEAS lab and a minimum score of 76% on MTTC practice tests. Please consult the social science department for the current list of gateway courses.

A grade of C or better must be maintained in all courses of this group major. An overall GPA of 2.7 is required to enter the Teacher Certification Program at Marygrove. See the EDUCATION section of this catalog for more information.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
See appropriate sections of this catalog

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