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Core Courses (6)

Core Courses
Each of the MAT degrees consists of 10 courses. Six core courses focus on content that all teachers need to know regardless of grade level and/or subject area and four specialty courses focus on the content specific to each program. Descriptions for each of the courses are listed on the following pages.
  • EDU 568 Teacher as Leader 
  • EDU 622 Meeting the Needs of All Students 
  • EDU 570 Instructional Design 
  • EDU 618 Effective Assessment 
  • EDU 501 Teacher as Researcher 
  • EDU 5604 Evidence-Based Interventions 

CIS Faculty Pages (2)

CIS Faculty Pages
Contact Information: Professor James P Boron Marygrove College 8425 W. McNichols Detroit, Mi 48221 Email: jboron@marygrove.edu

Continuing Education (5)

Continuing Education
At Marygrove College, our Continuing Education programs are designed to fit your schedule, your budget and your life!

Continuing Education (8)

Continuing Education
Learning new skills can make a huge difference in your career, your paycheck—or even your quality of life. Marygrove College offers high quality, short term affordable programs to provide you with the education to ensure that whatever you want to be, we can get you there.

Continuing Education (5), Online Learning (1)

Certificate Programs (14)

Certificate Programs
Marygrove offers 13 areas of certification to help you gain the professional knowledge and experience you need to help you determine your own professional destiny. Why not find out more about one of the certifications that interests you?

Chemistry (4)

Chemistry
Are you curious? Do you like to explore problems? Do scientific questions fascinate you? Do you enjoy working in a laboratory? Do you want to better understand matter, molecules, atoms, and how they react? If so, you will be interested in a chemistry major or minor.

Child Development (4)

Child Development
The Child Development program prepares the successful student for a career working with children from birth to age eight (8). Courses emphasize understanding the development of the young child, the best approaches to educating young children, and the importance of family and community in developmental and educational processes.

Child Welfare (3)

Child Welfare
The Child Development program will prepare you to teach or work with children from birth to age eight (8). Your courses will have an emphasis on understanding the development of the young child, the best approaches to educating that child, and the importance of family and community in the entire developmental process.

Computer Information Systems (9)

Computer Information Systems
You may major or minor in Computer Information Systems toward the fulfillment of requirements for a bachelor’s degree. You may also attain a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.The Department offers a Post-Degree certificate program. Whatever your choice of degree or program, you will take courses that are both professionally-oriented and academically rooted in the liberal arts, theoretical and practical, comprehensive and specialized.

CIS Faculty Pages (2)

Computer Graphics (2)

Computer Graphics
The Computer Graphics program is offered through the Art Department Please refer to the Art Minor programs for additional information.

Criminal Justice (4)

Criminal Justice
Welcome to the Criminal Justice Program web site. We are building an exciting new program in an emerging field and invite you to be a part of it! As a unique feature, the criminal justice major will offer cutting-edge courses in restorative justice. Restorative Justice emphasizes the ways in which crime harms relationships in the context of community. (Minnesota Dept. of Corrections) Restorative justice is a victim-centered response to crime that provides opportunities for those most directly affected by crime—the victim, the offender, their families and representatives of the community—to be directly involved in responding to the harm caused by the crime.

Items starting with C

Course Descriptions

POL/SOC 307 Introduction to Ethnic/Cultural Studies 3 hours
Prerequisite: LS 105; SOC/POL 306 recommended; Term I
This course will define race ethnicity and culture, gender and enculturation. The student will learn the components of our social structure and the bias inherent in a socially stratified society where power and authority is vested in one dominant group. The use of stereotypes to reinforce the inferiority of minority groups will be explained. Race as a scientific concept will be a topic for discussion.

Please check the catalog for more course descriptions.

 

CIS General Information

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Applications Programmer • Database Administrator • Network Administrator • Programmer Analyst • Project Manager • Systems Analyst • Web Master

The continuing growth of computer usage in business, industry, and education has expanded the demand for individuals trained in computer information systems. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available to computer information systems graduates. They include: applications programmer, programmer analyst, database administrator, systems analyst, network administrator, Web master, and project manager.

GENERAL INFORMATION

You may major or minor in Computer Information Systems toward the fulfillment of requirements for a bachelor’s degree. You may also attain a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. The Department offers a Post-Degree certificate program. Whatever your choice of degree or program, you will take courses that are both professionally-oriented and academically rooted in the liberal arts, theoretical and practical, comprehensive and specialized.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Information Systems is designed for students who want to take computer information systems classes as their major course of study (36 required credit hours).

This degree focuses on technical, human, operational, strategic and information resource management. Graduates will acquire the technical skills needed to meet the challenges of managing the constantly changing computer information systems environment. As a student in the Computer Information Systems department, you will learn about the social, economic, and technological implications of computers and their impact on the twenty-first century.

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree, an interdisciplinary major, is designed for students who have attained certain industry certifications, such as Microsoft Systems Engineer (MCSE), or Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).This major requires 60-72 credit hours.  If you elect this degree you will complete 21 or more credit hours in CIS courses, in addition to the credits from the industry certification. The number of credits required is dependent on the departmental evaluation of the certification work. You will not be required to select a minor for fulfillment of degree requirements. The certification credits transferred to this degree are limited to 30 semester hours.

The minor in computer information systems provides knowledge and skills that complement a student’s major area of study and expands career options for graduates. A minor in Computer Information Systems will enhance your major area of study since knowledge of computers is expected of every college graduate to be competitive in the work environment. The broad-based minor in Computer Information Systems consists of 24 credit hours in required and elective courses.

A post-degree certificate in Computer Information Systems is designed for any person with a bachelor’s degree interested in gaining skills for a career in computer information systems. At the completion of the 18 credit program you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Program Scheduling

You may complete this program as a day or evening student. Although much of the major can be completed online,  the Degree cannot be achieved online.

Transfer Students

Transfer students seeking a major in computer information systems will be required to take a minimum of 15 credit hours in computer information systems at Marygrove College and fulfill all departmental requirements for a major.

Advanced Placement and College Level Examination Program (AP/CLEP)

Students completing Advanced Placement Examinations (AP) with grades three or higher will be granted credit

Academic Performance

Only courses with a C- or better may be applied in fulfillment of the requirements for a major, minor or certificate program in Computer Information Systems. Students will be expected to demonstrate achievement of communication powers, arts, and skills in CIS 496-Information Systems II: Strategies and Management: Senior Project

Cooperative Education Program

Cooperative education is the integration of classroom work with practical paid employment experience in an organized program. This program allows you to earn college credits while you are employed. Permission of the department head is required to elect cooperative education field experience. No more than 12 credit hours may be earned from cooperative education toward your degree.

Facilities

As a Computer Information Systems student you are provided access to current work­stations and networking technologies. In addition, to student computer labs, CIS students have access to computer classrooms dedicated to hands-on instruction. Software includes the latest versions of programming languages, as well as application and communications software.

Awards

The Computer Information Systems Award is an annual award given to the outstanding graduating senior with a computer information systems major.

Electives

Individual courses in computer information systems can enhance your background in any of the programs offered at Marygrove College.

 

Criminal Justice Overview

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Community Organizer • Correction (Probation Officer, Administration) • Victim Services (Victim Advocate) Juvenile Services (Youth Advocate) • Law Enforcement (City/State Federal:  Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, F.B.I., Secret Service, • U.S. Marshal) Investigator: Identity Theft, Private Security, Crime Analyst, Forensics • Graduate School (Criminology, Forensics, Public Policy)

GENERAL INFORMATION

We are building an exciting new program in an emerging field and invite you to be a part of it.  As a unique feature, the criminal justice major will offer cutting-edge courses in restorative justice.  Restorative Justice emphasizes the ways in which crime harms relationships in the context of community. (Minnesota Department of Corrections)

Restorative justice is a victim-centered response to crime that provides opportunities for those most directly affected by crime—the victim, the offender, their families and representatives of the community—to be directly involved in responding to the harm caused by the crime.

“Competence, Compassion, Commitment,” and positive social change and service to the community are at the forefront of the Criminal Justice program.  The heart of the major is people caring about and effectively supporting other people, while promoting social justice.

The criminal justice major will offer a focused interdisciplinary exposure to all aspects of crime and criminal jus­tice. Courses in the program include those dealing with crime, youth, and the responses to crime and delinquency by criminal justice agencies and organizations in the community. The criminal justice curriculum has a liberal arts framework which prepares students for graduate school as well as for criminal justice related employment in industry or government.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice combines a core of basic and applied courses that provide the student with a practical liberal arts perspective of this growing field. The student will gain a solid understanding of the criminal justice system, with particular emphasis in the following areas: 

  • Critical Approaches to the study of crime and society
  • Alternative Methods in justice
  • Restorative Justice
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Policing
  • Courts
  • Corrections

Criminal Justice majors will have the opportunity to complete an Internship and work on community projects through ser­vice learning, which will assist students to be urban leaders in their fields, and in their communities.

CAREER INFORMATION

The criminal justice major seeks to foster the development of graduates who will be catalysts for social and personal change in the urban environment. Careers in the Criminal Justice field can be found at the grass-roots, community, local, county, state, and federal levels.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Academic Performance

Only required courses with a grade no lower than a C can be applied to fulfill the Criminal Justice major.

Transfer Student Information

For transfer information please contact the College Transfer Coordinator.

Computer Literacy Requirement

Students complete their computer literacy requirement in Criminal Justice by taking CJ 351.

Writing Intensive Requirement

All Criminal Justice majors must take CJ 351 as their writing intensive course. 

Awards

Students may be eligible to win the following criminal justice award based on their scholarly work. The award is the Criminal Justice Award for outstanding criminal justice student.

Credit by examination

Credit by examination, tutorial study and cooperative work experiences are other features of the program. Permission of the department head 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.

Program Offering

The B.A. in Criminal Justice program is primarily a day program, some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule.  The minor in Criminal Justice program is primarily a day program, some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule. 

Chemistry Overview

CAREER INFORMATION

As a chemistry student, you will have a wide variety of excellent career opportunities available to you: from teaching at the middle or secondary levels to chemical industry to government work. Chemistry majors also often pursue advanced work in graduate schools. A chemistry background is also valuable to you if you major in the health science (nutrition, clinical chemistry industrial hygiene) and as you prepare for professional training in medicine, pharmacy and dentistry.

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Clinical or Analytical Chemist • Dentist • Educator • Engineer • Environmental Chemist • Material Scientist • Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemist • Physician  • Physician Assistant • Research Scientist

GENERAL INFORMATION

Are you curious? Do you like to explore problems? Do scientific questions fascinate you? Do you enjoy working in a laboratory? Do you want to better understand matter, molecules, atoms, and how they react? If so, you will be interested in a chemistry major or minor.

The Chemistry Program has three major goals: (1) to provide a strong chemistry major within a liberal arts framework for those entering the profession of chemistry or preparing for graduate work; (2) to provide cognate backgrounds in chemistry for biology majors, pre-medical and dental students, medical technologists, dietitians, science educators and others who may require chemistry; (3) to provide non-science majors with sufficient background to understand advances in technology, environmental implications of new laws, drug problems and health advances.

SPECIFIC INFORMATION

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in chemistry is designed for both students who want a career as a professional chemist and for occupations that require a moderate training in chemistry combined with training in one or more other areas. For example, students who desire chemistry as a major in programs of pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary, pre-law, or teaching chemistry in high school. Other examples are students planning prospective careers in sales or technical service, as technical editor, writers, or secretaries, or as technical librarians, chemical patent lawyers, or forensic scientists.

The Chemistry minor provides you with the skills and theory needed for an entry-level position as a chemical technician. It will prepare you to teach at the secondary level.

SPECIAL ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAM

Program Scheduling

The B.A. in Chemistry program is primarily a day program, although some courses are offered in the evening on a rotating schedule.

Transfer Student Information:

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

Credit for Prior Learning

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

Academic Performance Standard

Only required courses with a grade of C or better can be applied to fulfill the Chemistry 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 Junior and Senior seminar course sequence.

Writing Intensive Requirement

All science majors must take ISC 312: Junior Seminar as their writing intensive course. 

Senior Seminar Requirement

Students must successfully complete ISC 496A and ISC 496B in order to graduate with a B.A. in Chemistry

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 CHM 388, CHM 488, and/or CHM 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. The awards are the American Chemistry Society for outstanding chemistry major, the Chemical Rubber Company Award for the highest achieving GPA in General Chemistry I/II, and Outstanding Graduating Science  Major.  Women in the sciences are also eligible for the Suzanne Fleming Scholarship.  This scholarship is given to a woman who demonstrates financial need, potential in science and on their scholarly work.

Child Development Overview

Bachelor of Arts, Child Development Major

The Child Development Bachelor’s Degree program is an excellent choice for students who wish to work with children from birth through the preschool period. The bachelor’s degree earned with the Child Development major leads to becoming a skilled child care provider. This degree enables the successful graduate to serve as a preschool teacher, child development center director, early childhood lead teacher, Head Start educator, early childhood assistant teacher, or home day care provider.

General  Information

The Child Development program prepares the successful student for a career working with children from birth to age 5. Courses emphasize understanding the development of the young child, the best approaches to educating young children, and the importance of family and community in developmental and educational processes.

Specific Information

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in Child Development prepares students to work with children ages birth through the preschool period (age 5) in child care settings. This program has a specific set of required courses designed for those with goals of becoming directors in early childhood centers or pre-school teachers in daycare settings. At the conclusion of the program, there is a required field practice (real classroom experience in a preschool program).

Special Elements of the Program

Academic Performance
A grade point average no lower than 2.7 is required to be accepted to, and remain in, the Bachelor of Arts program in Child Development and the Early Childhood Education programs.

Transfer Students
The Child Development Program generally accepts transfer credit from accredited institutions of higher learning at the 100-200 level, except for methods credits and lab/practicum hours, which are accepted as elective credits only. Advisors make this determination.

Computer Information Systems Minor

The minor in computer information systems requires 24 credit hours. You may choose one of the following tracks:

A. Management Information Systems

CIS 205      Intro to CIS
CIS 210      Software  Applications
CIS 300      Management Information Systems
CIS 375      Database Management
CIS 380      Decision Support Systems
CIS 390      Social-Legal-Ethical Implications of Computing
CIS 444      Project Management

One additional CIS elective.

B. E-commerce

CIS 205      Intro to CIS
CIS 210      Software Applications
CIS 300      Management Information Systems
CIS 320      E-commerce
CIS 433      Designing Web Pages
ART 211    Intro to Computer Graphics: Imaging
ART 221    Intro to Computer Graphics: Graphic Design
ART 422    Web Design

C. Programming

CIS 205      Intro to CIS
CIS 210      Microcomputer Applications
CIS 245      Computer Programming & Logic
CIS 251      Introduction to Visual Basic
CIS 372      C++ Programming
CIS 373      Java Programming
CIS 374      Advanced C++ Programming

One additional CIS elective. 

Certificate in African-American Studies

A certificate in African-American Studies requires 18 credit hours, including:

A. Required Courses

POL/SOC/SW 306     Ethnic and Racial Diversity
HIS 311                      History of Blacks in America to 1865
HIS 312                      History of Blacks in America since 1865
HIS/POL 359             History of Civil Rights
POL 320                    Afro-American Politics

Select one elective from the African- American Studies core courses or electives lists.

Certificate in Women's Studies

This certificate program has been designed for stu­dents interested in learning about the roles, perspec­tives, and contributions of women in an interdisciplin­ary context. The curriculum consists of courses offered in the social sciences, English, and the humanities. It provides students opportunities to consider women’s past history, present conditions, and future possibili­ties, and to understand gender as a cultural practice.

A certificate in Women’s Studies requires 18 credit hours, including:

A. Required Courses

HIS 335              Women in U. S. History
IS 324B              Social Justice Seminar: Global Women’s Issues
SOC 345            Sociology of the Family

B. Elective Courses

Select three electives

AH 355               History of Women Artists
CJ/SOC 352      Women and the American Criminal Justice System
ENG 370            Literature by Women
POL 318            Global Women’s Issues and Policies
PSY 320             Psychology of Women
SOC 300            Special Topics in Sociology: Women’s Issues
SOC 492            Readings in Sociology: Women in Popular Culture

For course descriptions, see appropriate sections of this catalog.

Certificate in African-American Studies

A certificate in African-American Studies requires 18 credit hours, including:

A. Required Courses
POL/SOC 307 Introduction to Ethnic/Cultural Studies
HIS 311 History of Blacks in America to 1865
HIS 312 History of Blacks in America since 1865
HIS 359 History of Civil Rights
POL 320 Afro-American Politics

Select one elective from the African- American Studies core courses or electives lists.

 

Course Descriptions

BIO 118     Medical Terminology                                           2 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: Fall, Winter
This course is designed for students with an active interest in the medical and paramedical fields. The course provides the student with the fundamental principles needed to understand medical vocabulary. The student will learn to use the techniques of word building with an emphasis on spelling, pronunciation and the meanings of medical terms.

BIO 139     Principles of Biology                                           4 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of developmental and foundation courses; Term: Winter, Summer; Fee: yes. General Education option – not for science majors.
This course is a survey of the major generalizations of biology with an emphasis on molecular and cellular mechanisms, organismic structures and functions, basic concepts in genetics, the principles of evolution, and the interdependence of all living things with the environment. The laboratory exercises introduce the student to the process of scientific investigation and laboratory technique. Students will examine various biological structures and survey representatives of the five kingdoms of living organisms. Laboratory included.

BIO 141      Nutrition Through the Life Cycle                        3 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 099; Term: Fall, Winter
Fundamentals of nutrition and its effect on the individual’s growth, development, and total health; related topics of current concern, including weight control, dietary fats, fiber, and world health; impact of culture and environment on food choices. Computer nutrition analysis.

BIO 150     Biology I: From Molecules to Cells                     4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 100, ENG 108; Term Fall, Winter Fee: yes. General Education option for science majors only
Biology 150 is a course which, together with Biology 151, is designed to give the student a broad experi¬ence in the biological sciences. This course empha¬sizes the cellular and molecular aspects of biology. Science majors, including many health professionals, are the intended audience. Laboratory included.

BIO 151     Biology II: Unity & Diversity of Life                     4 hours
Prerequisites: MTH 100, ENG 108; Term Winter, Fee: yes
This course is designed to give the student a broad experience in the biological sciences. In this course we deal mainly with the organismal and supra-organismal levels of biological organization. Evolution will be the unifying theme. The diversity, form, function, and ecology of organisms will be covered, with particular emphasis on plants and animals. Science majors, including many health professionals, are the intended audience. Laboratory included.

BIO 201     Ecology and the Environment                             4 hours
Prerequisites: LS 105, ENG 107; Term Fall, Summer. Fee: yes.  General Education option. Cross-listed with ENV 201
This course is a survey of the basic concepts of ecology, natural resources and ecosystems, relationships between humans and their natural environment, and the magnitude and scope of global environmental problems. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills and use of the scientific method. Laboratory is included.

BIO 226     General Zoology                                                    4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150, BIO 151. Term: Fall; Fee: yes. Offered alternate years
This course deals with the general principles of zoology. Beginning with an introduction to the classification of the animal kingdom, the major groups of invertebrate and some vertebrate animals will be surveyed. Emphasis will be placed on development, structure, function, reproduction, and evolution. Laboratory exercises will enable the student to directly observe internal and external morphology of selected animal groups and will provide for observations and experiments with various living organisms.  Laboratory included.

BIO 234     General Botany                                                      4 hours
Prerequisite: BIO 150; BIO 151, Term: Fall; Fee: yes. Offered alternate years
This course deals with a survey of the plant-like protists, the fungi, and members of the plant kingdom. Students study the process of photosynthesis and its relevance to life on our planet. They then study the life cycles and reproduction of plants. Transport systems of vascular plants are covered in detail. In addition the anatomy and physiology of all plant-like organisms, their growth and development is studied. The current success and diverse numbers and species of plants are related to their evolutionary success and role in the earth’s ecosystems. Laboratory exercises enable the students to directly observe the structure of botanical organisms and provide for observations and experiments with living organisms. A field collection of leaves is required.  Laboratory included.

BIO 257     Human Anatomy and Physiology                         4 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of developmental and foundation courses, BIO 118 recommended; Term: Fall, Summer; Fee: yes. General Education option – not for science majors.
A survey of human anatomy and physiology with selected labs. Topics include cells, metabolism, tissue and skin. Also includes the skeletal and articular, mus¬cular, digestive, circulatory and lymphatic, endocrine, respiratory, urinary, reproductive and nervous systems. .  Laboratory included.

BIO 267        Clinical Anatomy and Physiology                     4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150;  BIO 118 recommended; designed for science majors and minors - not for general education; Term Fall, Winter; Fee: yes.
This course is a study of human anatomy and physiology with virtual human cadaver labs as well as other hands on selected labs. Topics include: tissues and the following systems: integumentary; skeletal and articular, muscular, digestive; blood, cardiovascular and lymphatic circulatory, endocrine, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, nervous, and their major diseases. This class is not for general education, it is specifically for science majors and minors. .  Laboratory included.

BIO 321        Microbiology                                                       4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150 and one semester of chemistry; Term: Fall; Fee: yes.
Microorganisms with emphasis on bacteria and viruses, form, structure, reproduction, genetics, physiology, me¬tabolism and identification, disease, transmission and control.  Written lab reports required.  Laboratory included.

BIO 347        The Teaching of Biology                                    3 hours
Prerequisites: Admittance into Phase III Teacher Certification Candidate; Term: Winter. Offered as needed
Philosophical basis for science teaching; survey of special programs in biology; specific objectives, materials and curriculum planning for biology; emphasis on role of laboratory in biology teaching. Observations of classroom/laboratory teaching.

BIO 360        Biochemistry                                                       4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150, CHM 140, CHM 325, Term: Fall; Fee: yes. Offered alternate years; Cross-listed with CHM 360
Biochemistry 360 is an advanced-level course for students majoring in chemistry or biology. This course provides an overview of fundamental concepts in biochemistry which focuses upon the major macromolecules and chemi¬cal properties of living systems. Topics include the structure, function and metabolism of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids; the physical properties of water, pH, and buffers; enzyme kinetics and regulation. The principles of bioenergetics and the integration of metabolic control will be developed. Laboratory included.

BIO 388        Cooperative Field Experience                            1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing, biology major, departmental approval; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer
Supervised work experience in activity related to an area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

BIO 410       Special Topics in Biology                                    3 hours
Prerequisite: Junior status in the major;  Term: TBA
Selected topics and issues in biology as chosen by the instructor.  

BIO 485        Genetics                                                               4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150, BIO 151, CHM 140, CHM 325; Recommended MTH 325. Term: Winter; Fee: yes.  Offered alternate years
Study of hereditary material, its chemical and physical nature. Transmission and function will be emphasized. Mendelian inheritance, human genetics and evolution.  Written and oral lab reports required. Laboratory included.

BIO 488        Cooperative Field Experience                            1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Senior standing, biology major, departmental approval; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer
Supervised work experience in activity related to an area of specialization. This is planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

BIO 490        Cell and Molecular Biology                                4 hours
Prerequisites: BIO 150, BIO 151; BIO 321 recommended, one semester of general college chemistry, one semester of organic chemistry; Term: Winter; Fee: yes. Offered alternate years
Cell doctrine, genes, cell metabolism, biosynthesis, photosynthesis, molecular replication, transcription, mutation and regulation of cell processes, biochemistry. Lab included. Formal lab reports and oral presentation required.

BIO 491        Independent Study                                            1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; biology major or minor; Junior status; Term: Fall, Winter, Summer
Opportunity to earn credit for the independent study of a course not listed in the catalog as a specific offering. By arrangement.

ISC 312        Junior Seminar                                                        3 hours
Prerequisites: Junior standing in the major, ENG 312; Term Fall, Winter;
Junior Seminar has been designed to help science majors improve their writing AS SCIENTISTS.  Competence in writing in science requires critical evaluation of one’s work.  In order to encourage the development of critical thinking, students critique published work as well as write essays, reviews, and research reports.  The heart of the course lies in the weekly interaction between the instructor and students through discussion both in class sections and one-on-one.  A weekly lecture provides structure and continuity and allows consideration of other topics such as interviewing and resume writing, poster presentations, ethics in science, and the nature of science and creativity.  This is the program’s writing intensive course.

ISC 496A        Science Senior Seminar: Library Research         2 hours
Prerequisites: ISC 312; Senior standing in major. Term: Fall, Winter;
This course is designed for senior science majors to have the opportunity to write and orally present a research proposal. This will include conducting a literature review and designing an original research project.  Students carry out their research project in ISC 496B.  Use of computer for informational searches, data analysis, and word processing; oral presentations and final research paper required.

ISC 496B        Science Senior Seminar: Laboratory Research   2 hours
Prerequisites: ISC 496A; Senior standing in major; Term: Fall, Winter; Fee: yes.
This course is designed for senior science majors to conduct research with the direction of a faculty member.  The student will carry out a research project of their own design. Specifically students will conduct experiments, write up the results of those experiments, write up the conclusions based on those results and present the results and conclusions of the project both in written and oral formats.

Chemistry Minor

 

The chemistry minor requires completion of a minimum of

20 credits of the following components:

A. Required Courses

CHM 140       General Chemistry I: Atoms and molecules
CHM 241       General Chemistry II: Equilibrium
CHM 325       Organic Chemistry I: Structure and Nomenclature
CHM 326       Organic Chemistry II: Reactions and Mechanisms

In addition, you must select at least one course from any of the following chemistry courses: CHM 252, CHM 341, CHM 360, CHM 390 

 

 

Child Welfare

POTENTIAL CAREERS

Adoption Services • After School Programs • Child Development Centers • Child Protective Services • Day Care Services • Family Preservation Services • Foster Care Services • Head Start Programs • Preschool Programs • Residential Care Services • Teacher Aide Services • Teen Parent Services • Transitional Living Services

GENERAL INFORMATION

Marygrove College offers a multidisciplinary certificate program in child welfare. This certificate is intended to provide education and career opportunities for individuals who have completed at least two years of undergraduate coursework and are employed in direct service jobs focusing on the well-being of children and their families.  It is also designed for professional practitioners with a baccalaureate or higher degree, who want to deepen their understanding of childhood development and are interested in developing specific leadership skills to work on behalf of children within the systems of child and family welfare.

To receive a certificate in child welfare, you must complete a minimum of 17 credit hours at Marygrove College. This includes 15 credit hours of required courses and two credit hours of elective courses.

The three-credit hour field experience in child welfare may be waived if at present, or in the recent past, you are participating in a supervised work experience with children, or if the field practicum experience for your major is in a child welfare setting. In such cases, you would take another three credit elective course in the program.

CAREER INFORMATION

The number of children for whom their developmental and/or welfare needs must be provided by persons other than their birth parents/nuclear family, is rapidly increasing and will continue to expand. As family demographics in the U.S. change, the number of children being raised in single parent, two working parent, blended, foster, and/or adoptive families is growing.  These diverse types of family structure greatly increase the need for care of children by persons other than the biological parent.

Individuals who have knowledge and understanding of children and their unique needs are in high demand both in public and private child welfare agencies and programs. If you are currently working in or interested in gaining employment with one of the many programs serving children that receive federal funding, you are/will be required to have at least some professional training in children’s development and their well-being.  Completion of the child welfare certificate may reduce the number of state-mandated, pre-service training requirements.  This could positively impact your future employment opportunities.

In addition to professional preparation, Marygrove’s child welfare program will provide you with skills to better understand the developmental needs of your own children, and it will help you to prepare for additional roles, such as those of a grandparent or relative caregiver.

If your major is child development, early childhood education, special education, social work, sociology, or psychology, you can enhance and combine your career preparation with a certificate in child welfare.

CIS Course Descriptions

 

CIS 205 Introduction to Computer Information Systems                   3 hours
Prerequisites: ENG 107; Term 1, 2

Examination of information systems from the perspec­tive of the manager as user. A study of the principles and concepts of computers in business and in the professions, and an overview of the system analysis and design functions. Topics include development of information systems, management of information tech­nology resources, and social implications of computer usage.

CIS 210 Software Applications                              3 hours
Fee: yes; Term 1,2

An applied course in developing basic competencies.  Topics include office applications that support the practical application and development of Information technology resources.

CIS 212 Introduction to Operating Systems                 3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 205; Fee: yes; Term 1, 2

This course introduces methods used with PC’s to control applications and exchange data between pro­grams. Students learn about a variety of PC interface issues including Windows standards, file manage­ment, customizing, shortcut methods, and accessory programs. Course includes an introduction to UNIX. Hands-on applications under both graphics-oriented and character-based windowing approaches are employed to demonstrate multi-program control and sharing and exchanging data between programs.

CIS 245 Computer Programming and Logic                 3 hours
Prerequisite: CIS 205; Fee: yes; Term 1, 2

This course introduces the basic concepts of algorithmic development and techniques of computer programming. Logic, design and implementation models are presented to solve and program business problems. Programs are created using structured and modular programming techniques. Concepts of planning and developing program requirements and specifications are introduced to students using flowcharts, pseudocode and hierarchy charts.

CIS 251 Introduction to Visual Basic     3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 245 or Placement Recommendation; MTH 100; Fee: yes; Term 2

Input, output, storage, procedures, applications and programming practice using Object-Oriented Languages.

CIS 300 Principles of Information Systems Management                           3 hours

Prerequisites: CIS205; BUS 266 is highly desirable. Term: 1   Hybrid format

The goal of this course is to present a core of IS principles with which every CIS and Business student should be familiar and to offer a survey of the IS discipline that will enable all CIS and Business students to understand the relationship of advanced courses to the curriculum as a whole. It will also present the changing role of the IS professional and show the value of the discipline as an attractive field of specialization.

CIS 320 E-Commerce                 3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 300. Fee: yes; Term: Offered alternate years    Hybrid format

Designed to familiarize individuals with current and emerging electronic commerce technologies using the Internet. Topics include Internet technology for business advantage; managing electronic commerce funds transfer; electronic commerce Web site design; social, political and ethical issues associated with electronic commerce; and business plans for technology ventures.  Cross-listed with BUS 320.

CIS 372 C++ Programming Language                           3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 251; Fee: yes; Term 1, 2

This course introduces students to the structure, organization, basic elements and concepts of C++. Emphasis is placed upon topics such as problem solving, programming structures using selection, decision, repetition and looping structures, file manipulation, style, and modularity using functions. Students strengthen their problem solving skills and analytical techniques as they design, test and debug a variety of business programs.

CIS 373 Java Language Programming                      3 hours
Prerequisite: CIS251. Fee: yes. Term 2

Java language concepts used in conjunction with the Web. Students will learn how Java is used as a powerful cross-platform client/server development tool. Included in this course will be the creation of Java applets for use on the Internet.

CIS 374 Advanced C++ Programming                3 hours
Prerequisite: CIS 372; Fee: yes; Term 2

Object oriented programming principles are introduced using the C++ language. Topics include encapsulation, data hiding, data abstraction, classes, constructors, destructors, pointers, dynamic allocation of memory, inheritance, and polymorphism.

CIS 375 Database Management Systems                      3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 251; Fee: yes; Term 1

Concepts and structures fundamental for designing and implementing database management systems. Included are SQL relational databases; data manipulation, definition, and control.

CIS 376 Advanced Database Management Systems                 3 hours
Prerequisite: CIS 375. Term 2.

Intensive study of database systems, including advanced techniques for representation and specific to a business environment. Object oriented database systems will be available for student use.

CIS 380 Decision Support and Expert Systems                     3 hours
Prerequisite: CIS 251 and CIS 300; Term 1 Hybrid format

Explores human decision making and how decision support systems assist this process.

CIS 385 Business Applications Using Excel             3 hours
Prerequisites:  CIS 210, BUS 173, or permission of instructor; May be offered in 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 and BUS 385.  Course will be offered pending approval by the Curriculum Review Committee.

CIS 388 Cooperative Field Experience                       1-3 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of 12 credit hours in computer information systems, departmental approval, junior standing. Term 1,2

Work experience for majors only in activity related to specialization. May be applied for more than once.

CIS 390 Social/Ethical/Legal Implications of Computing              3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 205, ENG 108; Term 2  Hybrid format

Influence of the computer revolution on society; automation, data banks, ethics, information explosion, moneyless economy, numeralization and depersonalization, privacy and security. Moral and legal obligations of the computer professional, including issues related to intellectual property and copyrights. Writing Intensive Course.

CIS 412 Data Communications/Networking              3 hours
Prerequisite: CIS 300 ; Fee: yes. Term alternate years

Technology, design, management, and use of communication networks. Topics include topologies, architecture, networks, standards and protocols.

CIS 433 Designing and Maintaining Web Pages               3 hours

Prerequisite: CIS 251. Fee: yes. Term 2

Students will design WEB pages to be used on the Internet. This will include experience with HTML (Hypertext Mark Up Language) and XHTML.

CIS 444 Project Management           3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 210; Fee: yes. Term 1

This course introduces students to the project management concepts and corresponding software tools. Students will learn the fundamentals of project scheduling and management.

CIS 476 Information Systems I: System Development             3 hours
Prerequisites: CIS 375; Fee: yes; Term 1 Hybrid format

This course covers an in-depth study of all phases related to the systems Life Cycle, from initial investigation through final installation. Specific emphasis will be given to project management techniques, including quality assurance and cost/benefit tools applicable to IS planning and design.

CIS 488 Cooperative Field Experience               1-3 hours
Prerequisites: Completion of 24 credit hours in computer information systems, departmental approval, senior standing. Term 1,2

Work experience for majors only in activity related to specialization. May be applied for more than once.

CIS 491 Independent Study                    1-3 hours
Prerequisite: Permission from head of department and CIS faculty member. Term 2

CIS 492 Special Topics
Prerequisites:  Senior Standing; departmental approval, permission of instructor: Term 1 or 2                 1-3 hours

Focused study of a current topic that extends beyond courses typically offered in scheduled courses. Specific topic determined each year. 

CIS 496 Information Systems II: Strategies and Management: Senior Project                      3 hours
Prerequisite: Senior Standing; CIS 476; Fee: yes; Term 2: Hybrid format

Structure, models, and utilization of information systems of management decisions in various types of business environments. This course provides a framework for an investigation of the methods appropriate for information systems planning and management. Elements include: facilities, equipment, personnel, technical skills, and training. All elements of previous courses will be incorporated. Project presentations are required, exhibiting visual, oral, and written communication skills; research based. 

 

Course Descriptions

ECN 200                      Introductory Macroeconomics                                                                                 3 hours

Prerequisite: MTH 100; Sophomore standing; Term: 1. General Education option

Principles of macroeconomic analysis, determination of national income and employment level; the monetary system; and stabilization policies.

ECN 202                      Economic Dimensions                                                                                              3 hours

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; Term: 1, 2, summer. General Education option

Fundamentals of micro and macroeconomic analysis presented in the context of contemporary socio-economic problems and policy alternatives. This course is intended to satisfy general education requirements only, and can­not be counted toward a minor in economics.

ECN 203                      Introductory Microeconomics                                                                                  3 hours

Prerequisites: ECN 200 or 202, MTH 100; Sophomore standing; Term: 2. General Education option

Focuses on theory of the individual firm in short and long run analysis; profit maximization under different market structures; and analysis of resource allocation and income distribution.

ECN/POL/PSY/SOC 305 Introductory Statistics                                                                                          4 hours

Prerequisite: MTH 100 or equivalent; Term: 1, 2

Fundamental principles of descriptive and inferential statistics with applications to social sciences. May include use of statistical software.

ECN 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.

ECN 310                      Money and Banking                                                                                                  3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108, ECN 200 or ECN 202; Term: 1

Emphasis on operation and control of monetary and banking system in relation to government fiscal policy and international finance.

ECN/HIS 340                 American Labor History                                                                                         3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108; HIS 252 or HIS 253 recommended.

The history of the working class and trade union movement in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present.

ECN 341                      Issues in Economics                                                                                                 4 hours

Prerequisite: ECN 200 or 202 or 203. Offered as needed

Examination of various issues and problems in economics at the present time. Writing intensive.

ECN/HIS 345                  Problems in American Economic History                                                            3 hours

Prerequisites: ENG 108‚ ECN 200 or 202. Offered as needed

The process of American economic development; historical roots of contemporary economic problems.

ECN 361                      International Economics and Finance                                                                     4 hours

Prerequisite: ECN 203. Offered as needed

Focuses on international trade‚ investment‚ and finance issues since the end of World War II. Includes the study of important international monetary and trade organizations and the study of the effect of regional integration and cooperation on trade and investment. Writing intensive.

ECN 365                      Economics of the Third World                                                                                 3 hours

Prerequisite: ECN 200 or 202. Offered as needed

Study of the theories of economic development, as well as the economic relationship between developed and third world nations.

ECN 384                      Consumer Money Management                                                                               3 hours

Prerequisites: ECN 200 or 202. Term: 2; 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.

ECN 388                      Cooperative Field Experience                                                                                  2-6 hours

Prerequisite: Departmental approval; Term: 1, 2

Supervised work experience in activity related to area of specialization, planned in consultation with advisor, co-op supervisor and employer. Recording, reporting and evaluation of experience will be required.

ECN 491                      Independent Study                                                                                                   1-4 hours

Prerequisite: At least one course in economics; Term: 1, 2

Advanced research and presentation of critically evaluated data.

 

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