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

Forensic science is an interdisciplinary major and does not require an additional minor to be completed. The requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree with forensic major are a minimum of 56 credit hours in forensic science and related courses and completion of the following components:

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

B. Required Core Courses (15 credits)
FSC 140 Introduction to Forensic Science
FSC 220 Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection
ISC 312 Junior Seminar
ISC 496A Senior Seminar: Library Research
ISC 496B Senior Seminar: Laboratory Research

C. Related Discipline Requirements (13 credits)
CJ 110 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJ 330 Criminal Behavior
CJ 380 Criminal Law
PSY/SOC 305 Introductory Statistics

D. Area of Concentration
Students completing a Forensic Science major must concentrate in a specific area below. Students are not awarded a minor in the same field as their forensic science concentration.

Forensic Biology (28 credits)
BIO 150 Biology I: From Molecules to Cells
BIO 257 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
BIO 360 Biochemistry
CHM 140 General Chemistry I
CHM 241 General Chemistry II
CHM 325 Organic Chemistry I
FSC 385 Forensic Biology

Forensic Chemistry (28 credits)
BIO 150 Biology I: From Molecules to Cells
CHM 140 General Chemistry I
CHM 241 General Chemistry II
CHM 325 Organic Chemistry I
CHM 326 Organic Chemistry II
CHM 390 Laboratory Analysis
FSC 440 Forensic Chemistry

E. Recommended elective courses:
BIO 321 Microbiology
BIO 490 Cell and Molecular Biology
PHY 285 Physics I: Mechanics & Sound
PHY 286 Physics II: Electricity & Light

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

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in history requires a minimum of 30 hours in history and completion of 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.

B. Required History Courses
HIS 252 U.S. to 1877
HIS 253 U.S. Since 1877
HIS 255 World History I
HIS 256 World History II
HIS 496 Senior Research Seminar

C. Writing Intensive Course Requirement
Choose at least one of the following courses to fulfill the writing intensive requirement in the major:

HIS 309 American Society After WW II
HIS 320 Vietnam
HIS 335 Women in U.S. History
HIS 340 American Labor History

D. History Electives
Select additional upper-level courses (300 level and above) to complete the 30 hour major.

E. Geography 199 is a Co-Requisite

 

Bachelor of Science, Integrated Science Group Major (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science with an integrated science group major requires 44-45 credit hours and completion of the following components:

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

B. Required Courses (41 – 42 credits)
BIO 150 Biology I: From Molecules to Cells
BIO 151 Biology II: Unity and Diversity of Life
BIO 201 Ecology and the Environment
CHM 130 Chemical Science
ENC/POL/PSY/SOC 305 Introductory Statistics
                     -OR-
MTH 325 Statistics
ENV 135 Earth Science
ENV 300 Weather and Climate
ISC 222 Introduction to Engineering
ISC 312 Junior Seminar
ISC 496A Science Senior Seminar: Library Research
ISC 496B Science Senior Seminar: Laboratory Research
PHY 135 Conceptual Physics
PHY 200 Exploring the Universe

C. Electives (minimum of 3 hours)
BIO 257 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
CHM 230 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
ENV 320 Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
ENV 370 Environmental Policy and Regulation
ISC 410 Special Topics

 

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 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 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 Arts, Language and International 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 GENERAL EDUCATION section of this catalog.

B. Interdisciplinary Core Requirements  (12 cr. minimum)

C. Core Language Requirement (21 cr. minimum)

D. Concentration (30 to 36 cr.)

REQUIRED COURSES

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

B. Core Content Courses

GEO 199 World Geography 3 cr.
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.
                 -OR-
SAB 300 Study Abroad 3 cr.
                 -OR-
SAB 300 Internship Abroad 3 cr.
                 -OR-
Multicultural Immersion 3 cr.
(Cooperative Field Experience, ARA/FRE/SPA 488)

C. Core Language Requirement
FRENCH

FRE 151 Elementary French II 3 cr.
FRE 250 Intermediate French I 4 cr.
FRE 251 Intermediate French II 4 cr.
FRE 310 Business French 4 cr.
FRE 350 Advanced Grammar and Composition 4 cr.
FRE 325 Francophone Civilization 4 cr.
                 -OR-
FRE 335 Caribbean Humanities 3 cr.
                 -OR-
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 4 cr.
SPA 332 Latin American Humanities and Composition 3 cr.
                 -OR-
SPA 354 Iberian History and Culture 4 cr.

D. Concentration
Choose one of the following concentrations:

• Translation (30 credits)
• International Business (36 to 39 credits)

Translation Concentration 30 credits
Translation Certificate, 16 credits

Take each of the following courses in Arabic or French or Spanish, totaling 16 credits:

ARA 400 Principles of Translation 3 cr.
ARA 401 Translation Workshop I 3 cr.
ARA 402 Translation Workshop II 3 cr.
ARA 403 Business Translation Workshop 3 cr.
ARA 488 Cooperative Field Experience 4 cr.
                 -OR-
FRE 400 Principles of Translation 3 cr.
FRE 401 Translation Workshop I 3 cr.
FRE 402 Translation Workshop II 3 cr.
FRE 403 Business Translation Workshop 3 cr.
FRE 488 Cooperative Field Experience 4 cr.
                 -OR-
SPA 400 Principles of Translation 3 cr.
SPA 401 Translation Workshop I 3 cr.
SPA 402 Translation Workshop II 3 cr.
SPA 403 Business Translation Workshop 3 cr.
SPA 488 Cooperative Field Experience 4 cr.

Translation Concentration -  Writing  6 credits

ENG 317 The English Language 3 cr.

Choose one from the following three courses

ENG 207 Introduction to Mass Media 3 cr.
ENG 325 Writing Features & Articles 3 cr.
ENG 319 Writing Creative Nonfiction Communication 3 cr.

Translation Concentration  Electives 9 cr.
Choose three courses from the following:

ENG 350 World Literature 3 cr.
Area Studies 3 cr. (Arab and Asian, Latin American, African I, African II, African-American, Caribbean: HUM 330, 332, 333A, 333B, 334, 335)
POL 377 Transnational Politics 3 cr.
POL 395 Comparative Politics 3 cr.
POL/SOC 306 Ethnic and Racial Diversity 3 cr.
PSY 320 Psychology of Women 3 cr.
GEO 301 Cultural Geography 3 cr.

Business Concentration  36 – 39 credits
Business, 27 credits
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 Course Descriptions under appropriate sections of this catalog.

Bachelor of Arts, Religious Studies Major (B.A.)

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in religious studies requires a minimum of 30 credit hours in religious stud­ies and completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements

See page 48.

B. Required Religious Studies Courses

RS 150            Religion in the World

RS 250            Jesus the Christ

RS 384            Faith and Human Development

RS 496            Senior Research Project

One course from among:

RS 310            Christianity and Atheism

RS 326            African-American Religious Thought

RS 360            Christianity, Inter-religious Encounter

                          and Interfaith Understanding

One course from among:

RS 230            Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures

RS 240            Introduction to the Christian Scriptures

RS 241            Christian Scriptures: Synoptic Gospels

RS 242            Christian Scriptures: The Writings of Luke

RS 243            Christian Scriptures: Revelation and the Writings of John

Select courses totaling at least 12 credit hours from the following. At least six credit hours must be at the 300 level or above.

RS 225A         Development of Christianity: Beginnings to the Reformation

RS 225B         Development of Christianity: Reformation to the Present

RS 226            Black Religion in the Americas

RS 227            Religion in America

RS 228            Catholicism in the United States

RS 230            Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures

RS 240            Introduction to the Christian Scriptures

RS 241            Christian Scriptures: Synoptic Gospels

RS 242            Christian Scriptures: The Writings of Luke

RS 243            Christian Scriptures: Revelation and the Writings of John

RS 265            Worship in the African-American Tradition

RS 291            Independent Study

RS 310            Christianity and Atheism

RS 326            African-American Religious Thought

RS 330            Religion and Science at the Frontiers

RS 360            Christianity, Inter-religious Encounter and Interfaith Understanding

RS 367            Religion and Politics in the 21st Century

RS 380            Religion and Society

RS 381            Problems in Christian Social Ethics

RS 386            Religious Education and Ministry: Field     Experience  

RS 395            Directed Study

RS 491            Independent Study

C. Minor

D. Electives

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, take 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 page 48.

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
128 required credits.

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 303               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

Students pursuing the Social Studies Interdisciplinary Group Major 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 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 Teacher Certification section of this catalog for more information.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

See appropriate sections of this catalog.

 

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

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