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SCE 3030   SCIENCE MATTERS

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: None. This course is designed to promote an awareness of how teachers can engage teenage students in learning and make science matter to them. Course topics include readings and discussions pertinent to Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, and/or Common Core State Standards and pedagogy for teaching science. A central theme of the course is the connections between fields of science, and applications to modern life. Class activities will provide opportunity for students to review and explore topics from biology, physical science, astronomy, ecology and earth science. The course addresses specific Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, and/or Common Core State Standards and pedagogy pertinent to the discipline and required for certification, and will serve as a fundamental science content review in preparations for teaching, and for taking Florida Subject area exams, as well as exploring the fundamental concepts of science literacy for all students. 32 contact hours.

SCE 3420C   PHYSICAL SCIENCE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS

credits: 4  

Prerequisites: CHM 1025 or passing the chemistry pretest administered by SPC Natural Science department. This course is a study of the fundamental concepts of physical science as part of preparation for teaching science in grades 5-9. General topics will include: Newtonian mechanics, force, motion, energy, momentum, magnetism, electricity, light, sound and gravity. Chemistry topics will include the nature of elements, compounds, and mixtures; chemical and physical properties of matter; chemical reactions and nuclear processes. Although knowledge of basic algebra and mathematical skills are required, the course is focused on the conceptual understanding of physical principles rather than on mathematical manipulations. An integrated laboratory component will stress the importance of evidence, observations, experimentation, logic, and argument, and provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for conducting demonstrations and laboratory investigations in the middle school setting. This course is designed for majors in the Middle School General Science, 5-9 program, and addresses specific Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, and/or Common Core State Standards and pedagogy pertinent to the discipline and required for certification. 92 contact hours.

SCE 3941   SECONDARY SCIENCE FIELD EXPERIENCE (6-8)

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Admission to:

Middle Grades General Science (5-9) BS, OR
Science Education Biology (6-12) BS or initial certification.

Corequisite: SCE 3945. This course is designed for students who will be obtaining science teacher certification. Students will spend 60 school based hours in a middle school science classroom, working with a mentoring teacher. This course addresses specific Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, and/or Common Core State Standards and pedagogy pertinent to the discipline and required for certification. 17 contact hours.

SCE 3945   INTERACTIVE PROJECTS THAT PROMOTE LEARNING IN SCIENCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite:  Admission to Secondary Science Education BS or Middle Grades Science BS OR, initial certification or recertification teacher status. Corequisite: SCE 3941. Topics for this course include; cognitive needs of middle school students, objective based lesson planning, Inquiry science, effective communication, and classroom management. This course is designed to integrate science coursework with practical experience for students preparing to in a middle school science classroom, and students must be enrolled in the field based co-requisite course SCE 3941. The course addresses specific Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, and/or Common Core State Standards, and pedagogy pertinent to the discipline and required for certification. 47 contact hours

SCE 4330   SECONDARY SCHOOL SCIENCE AND ASSESSSMENT WITH TECHNOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to Science Education-Biology Emphasis BS or Middle Grades Science Education BS or Initial Certification or recertification. Corequisite: SCE 4940. This course provides instruction in the knowledge and skills needed for students to become effective teachers of high school science. Topics for this course include: cognitive needs of high school students, objective based lesson planning with assessment, effective instructional communication and questioning techniques, multimedia instruction, and use of technology. Practical experience in planning, implementing, assessing, and evaluating science instruction will be provided. This course is designed to integrate science coursework with practical experience for students preparing to teach in a secondary school science classroom. Students must be enrolled in the field based co-requisite course SCE 4940. The course addresses specific Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, and/or Common Core State Standards, and pedagogy pertinent to the discipline and is required for certification. 47 contact hours.

SCE 4940   INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS IN SECONDARY SCIENCE AND ASSESSMENT WITH TECHNOLOGY PRACTICUM

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Admission to Secondary Science Education BS or Middle Grades Science Education BS or Initial Certification. Corequisite: SCE 4330. This course is designed for students who will be obtaining teacher certification in secondary science. Students spend a minimum of 60 school-based hours in science classroom grade 9-12. The course addresses specific Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, and/or Common Core State Standards, and pedagogy pertinent to the discipline and required for certification. 17 contact hours.

SCE 4942   INTERNSHIP: SECONDARY SCIENCE EDUCATION 6-12

credits: 12  

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all Secondary Science Education program requirements and passing of all sections of the General Knowledge and Professional Education Exam. This course requires a teacher candidate to demonstrate competency on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs) at the pre-professional level during one semester of full time internship in a 6-12 public or private school setting as approved by the College of Education. Teacher candidates must assume full-day teaching duties for a minimum of six weeks during the fifteen week internship. The internship also includes mandatory on-campus seminars. Contact hours: 525

SCE 4943   INTERNSHIP: MIDDLE GRADES GENERAL SCIENCE EDUCATION 5-9

credits: 12  

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all Middle Grades General Science, 5-9 Education BS program requirements and passing of all sections of the General Knowledge and Professional Education Exam. This course requires a teacher candidate to demonstrate competency on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs) at the pre-professional level during one semester of full time internship in a 5-9 school setting as approved by the College of Education. Teacher candidates must assume full-day teaching duties for a minimum of six weeks during the fifteen week internship. The internship also includes mandatory on-campus seminars. Contact hours: a minimum of 35 hours per week for 15 weeks.

SLS 0003   TOPICS IN STUDENT SUCCESS

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Students who place into two (2) areas of remediation are required to take SLS 1101 or SLS 0003. This course is designed to focus on specific strategies for empowering developmental students to become active, responsible learners, leading to success both in college and life. Students will engage in a variety of learner-centered activities that will assist and motivate students to take charge of their academic, career, and life goals. 15 contact hours.

SLS 1101   THE COLLEGE EXPERIENCE

credits: 3  

This course is designed to strengthen skills essential to success in college, with further applications to post-college plans. Included are study and test-taking strategies; effective interpersonal skills; time management techniques; creative and critical thinking skills; college services and resources; educational policies, procedures, regulations and terminology; and library resources, research strategies, and information skills for online, blended, and traditional learning environments. Students testing into one or more college prep courses are required to take SLS 1101 and SLS 1126. 47 contact hours.

SLS 1126   FACULTY-PEER MENTORING EXPERIENCE

credits: 1  

Corequisite: SLS 1101.   Mentoring refers to a formalized process whereby a student is positively socialized by his or her mentor(s) into the college experience and the college community. The student will participate in mentoring relationships that will include one or more members of the SPC community. The mentor will assist the student in developing a skillset, a level of awareness, and a network to increase the likelihood of success in college. Students testing into one or more college prep courses are required to take SLS 1101 and SLS 1126. Students will complete no less than 17 contact hours.

SLS 1264   LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

credits: 3  
This course focuses on the development of leadership skills. It provides a basic understanding of leadership and group dynamics theory and will assist the student in developing a personal philosophy of leadership and an awareness of the moral and ethical responsibilities of leadership. Topics include decision making, leadership ethics, goal formation, building trust, empowering others, conflict resolution, and managing organizational change. The course will integrate readings and films from classic works of literature, contemporary multi-cultural writing, and experiential learning exercises with current leadership theories and practices. Three hours weekly.

SLS 1301   CAREER AND LIFE PLANNING

credits: 1-3  
Assists students in identifying aptitudes, interests, and values as related to career decision-making and is individualized to personal life styles. Employment and future trends in careers will be explored. 16-47 contact hours.

SLS 1501   STUDY SKILLS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS

credits: 1  
This is a course to develop academic study skills, including strategies for time management, vocabulary building, reading, listening, note-taking, test-taking, memory, and coping with test anxiety. It is designed to increase students' confidence and competence in study skills techniques. Recommended for students who wish to improve the skills necessary for academic success. 17 contact hours.

SLS 1711   PEER CLASSROOM/LABORATORY TUTORING AND PROCTORING

credits: 2-3  
Under the supervision of an instructor, the student (hereafter called "tutor") does peer tutoring/proctoring in individualized classroom or laboratory learning situations. The emphasis is on the one-to-one helping relationship in an academic area in which the peer tutor/proctor has competence. A maximum of 8 credits can be received for this course. 4 contact hours, 2 credit hours; 6 contact hours, 3 credit hours.

SLS 2221   ASSERTIVENESS TRAINING

credits: 1  
This course is designed to promote the growth of an individual's self-esteem and self-worth through the clarification, understanding, and development of assertive behavior. The classroom sessions will focus on interventions which enable students to recognize and change unsatisfying forms of behavior. 16 contact hours.

SLS 2223   STRESS MANAGEMENT

credits: 1  
This course is designed to assist the student in understanding the concept of stress, identifying the causes and effects of stress, and identifying and implementing methods of modifying and coping with stress. Emphasis will be placed on promoting self-awareness of personal stresses and choosing appropriate interventions for the management of stress. 17 contact hours.

SOP 2002   SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PSY 1012, PSY 1020H or SYG 2000. This course is an introduction to the subject and methods of social psychology. Emphasis is placed on the socialization process, the formation of attitudes, changes in attitudes, social interaction, and behavior in groups in one's sub-cultures and communities. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

SPC 1017   INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 or EAP 1695) or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. This course is designed to assist the student in understanding and implementing oral communication and critical thinking skills. Learning is centered on student participation in a variety of speaking-listening situations designed to enhance the understanding of the interpersonal nature of all speech communication. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in General Education Requirements. Credit is only given for one of the following: IDS 1101H, SPC 1017, or SPC 1017H. 47 contact hours.

SPC 1017H   HONORS INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION

credits: 3  
"G" Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the SPC placement test or acceptance into the Honors College or approval of program director. This course is designed to provide an understanding of the principles and procedures that promote effective communication. The course will be concerned with the functions that speech communication serves as well as the examination of the various contexts in which communication occurs and the constraining factors that affect communication. Emphasis will be placed on the exploration of the theory and practice in presenting public speeches; determination of communication purpose, situational materials, language usage, and message orientation to designated listeners. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in General Education Requirements. Credit is only given for one of the following: IDS 1101H, SPC 1017, or SPC 1017H. 47 contact hours.

SPC 1065   BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL SPEAKING

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 or EAP 1695) or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. This is a practical and applied course designed to meet the needs of the business and professional community. The course will apply the principles of speaking and listening in the context of business and professional forums with emphasis on preparation, presentation, and evaluation. The course will address critical thinking skills as applied to interviewing, employing multimedia materials, using group discussion and conflict mediation and resolution. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements. 47 contact hours.

SPC 1608   PUBLIC SPEAKING

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 or EAP 1695) or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. This course offers practical experience in a variety of forms of public speaking, with the focus on development of critical thinking, personal communication skills and personal effectiveness with audiences. The student will evaluate the principles of speaking and listening using techniques including rhetorical criticism. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements as outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both SPC 1608 and SPC 1608H. 47 contact hours.

SPC 1608H   HONORS PUBLIC SPEAKING

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite:  Appropriate score on the SPC placement test or approval of the Dean. This course offers practical experience in a variety of forms of public speaking with an emphasis on argumentation and persuasion to improve the student's ability to transmit a well-researched, cogent, thoughtful message adapted to a particular audience. Emphasis is also placed on the study of effective aural communication. Students will engage in critical thinking and rhetorical criticism exercises. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. Credit is not given for both SPC 1608 and SPC 1608H. 47 contact hours.

SPC 2300   INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: ENC 1101, IDS 1101H or ENC 1121H. This course is designed to provide an understanding of effective interpersonal communication behaviors and skills. The course is concerned with verbal and nonverbal elements affecting communication between individuals in family, peer group and work contexts. Students examine concepts and theories relevant to initiating, developing, modifying, maintaining, and terminating relationships with emphasis on the role of communication in the process. Lecture, discussion, in- and out-of-class observations, and "applied" assignments will be used to increase student knowledge and behavioral competence in interpersonal communication. 47 contact hours.

SPC 2594   FORENSICS LABORATORY

credits: 1  
This course offers training and experience in public speaking skills. It provides opportunities to participate in campus speech events and intercollegiate forensics. This course may be taken 4 times for credit. 47 contact hours.

SPN 1120   ELEMENTARY SPANISH I

credits: 4  
This course introduces students to the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) of the Spanish language and teaches students to appreciate the cultures of Spanish speaking countries. Credit is not given for SPN 1120 and SPN 1120H. 62 contact hours.

SPN 1120H   HONORS ELEMENTARY SPANISH I

credits: 4  

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the SPC placement test or approval of the Dean. This course is designed to develop the student's Spanish language knowledge and communication skills in the areas of pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and culture. The student will practice listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish at a functional level of fluency and accuracy. Credit is not given for SPN 1120 and SPN 1120H. 62 contact hours.

SPN 1121   ELEMENTARY SPANISH II

credits: 4  
Prerequisite: SPN 1120 or SPN 1120H or permission of instructor. This course reinforces the basic Spanish language skills previously acquired. The course further develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as an understanding and appreciation of the cultures of Spanish-speaking peoples. Credit is not given for SPN 1121 and SPN 1121H. 62 contact hours.

SPN 1121H   HONORS ELEMENTARY SPANISH II

credits: 4  

Prerequisite: (SPN 1120 and appropriate score on the SPC placement test) or SPN 1120H or approval of the Dean. This course is the continuation of Honors Elementary Spanish I and continues to develop the student's Spanish language knowledge and communication skills in the areas of pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and culture. The student will continue to practice listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish at a more sophisticated level of fluency and accuracy. Credit is not given for SPN 1121 and SPN 1121H. 62 contact hours.

SPN 2200   INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: SPN 1121 or SPN 1121H or permission of instructor. This course expands and reviews the previously acquired Spanish language skills and includes more advanced language structures and idiomatic expressions, with emphasis on conversational skills. Enhancing vocabulary for practical purposes, including writing is emphasized. A variety of reading selections will be introduced. 47 contact hours.

SPN 2201   INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: SPN 2200 or permission of instructor. This course expands and reviews the Spanish language skills previously acquired by the students. Content includes but is not limited to more advanced linguistic structures and idiomatic expressions, with an emphasis on conversational skills. Growth in vocabulary for practical purposes is emphasized. A variety of writing exercises and reading selections will be included. 47 contact hours.

SPN 2240   SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION I

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: SPN 2201 or permission of the program administrator. This intermediate course is designed to improve the student's Spanish language skills in the areas of listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing, with a concentration on oral and written communication. The student will practice to develop proficiency in oral expression and will produce written assignments at an intermediate level of grammatical accuracy. Course material will include a variety of authentic Spanish language texts. 47 contact hours.

SPN 2241   SPANISH CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: SPN 2240 or permission of program administrator. This intermediate course is a continuation of Spanish Conversation and Composition I and is designed to improve the student's Spanish language skills in the areas of listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing, with a concentration on oral and written communication. The student will continue to practice developing proficiency in oral expression and will continue to produce written assignments at an intermediate level of grammatical accuracy. Course material will include a variety of authentic Spanish language texts. 47 contact hours.

SPN 2949   STUDY ABROAD COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE: SPANISH

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisite: Approval of Study Abroad Spanish Faculty Leader. This course is designed to provide students with experiential learning in a study abroad setting. Students are immersed in the culture while integrating the language skills in the work experience. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. Variable credits are available, one to three per course. The student must fulfill the requirement of 50 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments.

STA 2023   ELEMENTARY STATISTICS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a grade of “C” or better (recommend MAT 1033, with a grade of “C” or better taken within the last two years), or MAT 1100  with a minimum grade of C or appropriate score on the SPC mathematics placement test. This course includes concepts taken from topics which include descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, probability distributions, relative frequency distributions, sampling distributions, binomial distribution, normal distribution, the student's t distribution, the Chi-square distribution, estimation using confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, linear regression, correlation, and nonparametric statistics.  Credit is not also given for STA 2023H. 47 contact hours.

STA 2023H   HONORS ELEMENTARY STATISTICS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the SPC placement test or MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of C or MAT 1100 with a minimum grade of C. This course includes concepts taken from topics which include descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, probability distributions, relative frequency distributions, sampling distributions, binomial distribution, normal distribution, the student's t distribution, the Chi-square distribution, estimation using confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, linear regression , correlation, and nonparametric statistics. The course also includes data-driven decision-making and communication of statiscal results of the included topics Credit is not also given for STA 2023. 47 contact hours.

SYG 2000   INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or a satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. This course is the study of society and its effect on individual behavior. Emphasis is placed on the group basis of society, points of conflict within societies, and societal trends in regard to increased growth and changing institutions. This course partially satisfies the Gordon Rule writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 47 contact hours.

SYG 2010   SOCIAL PROBLEMS

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. An analysis of major social problems in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the causes of social problems, approaches to the analyses of problems, and the interrelationship of problems. Course topics include crime, mental illness, poverty and inequality, family and marital problems, population and the environment. This course partially satisfies the Gordon Rule writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 47 contact hours.

SYG 2221   WOMEN AND SOCIETY

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. An historical and contemporary examination of the changing political, social, economic, legal, and sexual roles of women in society. This course partially satisfies the Gordon Rule writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 47 contact hours.

SYG 2324   PRINCIPLES OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ENC 0025 or EAP 1695 or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. An overview of substance abuse. Topics examined include: historical perspectives; identification, intervention and outcome of abusers and their families; treatment techniques; prevention, intervention and rehabilitation resources; types of therapeutic and support groups; and the pharmacology of commonly abused substances. The course is recommended for those persons who would like to gain knowledge about substance abuse and its effect in today's society. 47 contact hours.

SYG 2430   MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

credits: 3  

"G" Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test. This course deals with the following topics: human sexuality, pair relationships, love, communication, the dynamics of marital interaction, and alternative lifestyles. This course partially satisfies the Gordon Rule writing requirements outlined in the General Education Requirements. 47 contact hours.

SYP 2460   EFFECTS OF DISASTERS ON SOCIETY

credits: 3  
This course focuses on human behavior and the stages of human response during and after a natural or man-made disaster; for example, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, chemical spills, nuclear power plant accidents, riots, etc. 47 contact hours.

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