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ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics
Production and distribution within the American economy. Topics include the effects of different market structures on product price and output; determinants of demand for labor and other resources; history of government regulation; labor history and collective bargaining; economic determinants of income distribution; international trade; pollution; poverty; and farm subsidies. PRQ: None. Scheduled: Fall, spring, and summer, yearly. Meets: SNO.

EDUC 200 Field Experience: Elementary I
To pursue teaching certification, students must take two semester hours, one in a diverse setting, of supervised elementary-level field experience as sophomores and/or juniors to accommodate a minimum of 120 clock hours of clinical work at the elementary level before student teaching; this field experience should not be taken prior to second semester sophomore year. PRQ: None. Scheduled: Fall and spring, yearly. Classified: C. Meets: N.

EDUC 201 Field Experience: Elementary II
A continuation of supervised elementary-level field experience as sophomores and/or juniors to accommodate a minimum of 120 clock hours of clinical work at the elementary level before student teaching; this field experience should not be taken prior to junior year. PRQ: EDUC 200 and passing of the Illinois Basic Skills Certification Exam. Scheduled: Fall and spring, yearly. Classified: C. Meets: N.

EDUC 202 Field Experience: Secondary I
To pursue teaching certification, students must take two semester hours, one in a diverse setting, of supervised secondary-level field experience as sophomores and/or juniors to accommodate a minimum of 120 clock hours of clinical work at the middle/high school level before student teaching; this field experience should not be taken prior to second semester sophomore year. PRQ: None. Scheduled: Fall and spring, yearly. Classified: C. Meets: O.

EDUC 203 Field Experience: Secondary II
A continuation of supervised secondary-level field experience to accommodate a minimum of 120 clock hours of clinical work at the middle/high school level before student teaching; this field experience should not be taken prior to junior. PRQ: EDUC 202 and passing of the Illinois Basic Skills Certification Exam. Scheduled: Fall and spring, yearly. Classified: C. Meets: O.

EDUC 407 Student Teaching in Elementary School I
Classroom observation, assistance to the teacher, and actual teaching supervised by the classroom teacher and the university supervisor. Taken concurrently with EDUC 405 and 408. Fee: $150. PRQ: Acceptance to teaching semester; passing of Illinois State Elementary Certification exam and passing of the Illinois Basic Skills Certification Exam. Scheduled: Fall and spring, yearly. Classified: C. Meets: N.

EDUC 408 Student Teaching in Elementary School II
Classroom observation, assistance to the teacher, and actual teaching supervised by the classroom teacher and the university supervisor. Taken concurrently with EDUC 405 and 407. Fee: $150. PRQ: Acceptance to teaching semester; passing of Illinois State Elementary Certification exam and passing of the Illinois Basic Skills Certification Exam. Scheduled: Fall and spring, yearly. Classified: C. Meets: N.

EDUC 409 Student Teaching in Secondary School I
Classroom observation, assistance to the teacher, and actual teaching supervised by the classroom teacher and the university supervisor. Taken concurrently with EDUC 406 and 410. Fee: $150. PRQ: Acceptance to teaching semester; passing of Illinois State Subject Area exam and passing of the Illinois Basic Skills Certification Exam. Scheduled: Fall and spring, yearly. Classified: C. Meets: O.

EDUC 410 Student Teaching in Secondary School II
Classroom observation, assistance to the teacher, and actual teaching supervised by the classroom teacher and the university supervisor. Taken concurrently with EDUC 406 and 409. Fee: $150. PRQ: Acceptance to teaching semester; passing of Illinois State Subject Matter exam and passing of the Illinois Basic Skills Certification Exam. Scheduled: Fall and spring, yearly. Classified: C. Meets: O.

MATH 300 Introduction to Linear Algebra
Topics include matrix theory, finite dimensional vector spaces, linear transformations, determinants, systems of equations, and applications. PRQ: MATH 130. Scheduled: Fall, yearly. Meets: MNO.

MATH 301 Problem-Solving Seminar
Many problems are considered, with attention to the problem-solving process. Students will take part in the Putnam competition. (May be repeated for credit.) PRQ: Invitation. Scheduled: Fall, yearly. Meets: MNO.

MATH 500 Introduction to Linear Algebra
Topics include matrix theory, finite dimensional vector spaces, linear transformations, determinants, systems of equations and applications. PRQ: MATH 130. Scheduled: Fall, yearly.

MUSC 241 Gospel Choir
A mixed (SATB) ensemble open to all students that brings to Rockford University the tradition of gospel music in American culture. This performance ensemble will explore the rich repertoire and performance practice found in the gospel tradition and related genres, such as spirituals, blues, jazz, R&B and hip-hop. PRQ: None Meets: A, B, C, N, and O. Scheduled: Fall and spring, yearly.

NURS 310 Adult Health Nursing I
Theory and practice associated with the nursing care of adults is the focus of this course. The nursing process is used for the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health. Selected strategies such as health education and problem-solving are explored. Clinical experiences focus on application of knowledge, attitudes, and skills with adult clients experiencing impaired health. PRQ: ANSO 150, PSYC 215, and BIOL 308; NURS 200, NURS 301, and NURS 370. Scheduled: Fall, yearly. Meets: N.

NURS 316 Mental Health Nursing
Mental health theories and practices associated with the nursing care of psychiatric clients are the focus of this course. The nursing process is used as a framework for strategies designed to promote improved mental health for those exhibiting psychiatric pathology. Various clinical settings provide an opportunity for the application of nursing knowledge and skills across all developmental life stages. PRQ NURS 310, NURS 312, and NURS 314. Scheduled: Fall, yearly. Meets: N.

NURS 406 Community Health Nursing
Synthesis and application of theories and principles in community health nursing. Specific health needs of populations are identified and strategies are planned to promote their health. The utilization of community resources and coordination of services within the health care system are explored. The clinical experiences provide opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge to nursing practice with families, groups, and populations. PRQ: NURS 314, NURS 403 (BSN only). Scheduled: Fall, yearly. Meets: N.

PHYE 220 Teaching Individual and Dual Sports
Training for secondary school physical education teachers and recreation specialists to teach and coach specific individual and dual sports: golf, tennis, badminton, archery, bowling, and mass instruction of skills. Consideration is given to facilities, equipment and specific methods and techniques of teaching and coaching. Course goals are to discuss, devise and utilize methods of teaching and coaching at the secondary level; to familiarize students with theory, strategy, and rules of the specific sports; and to provide opportunities for students to develop proficiencies. PRQ: None. Scheduled: Fall, yearly. Meets: NO.

PHYE 315 Instructional Strategies in Physical Education
(XL: EDUC 315) Instructional methodology and classroom management techniques unique to teaching elementary and secondary physical education. Hands-on experiences such as problem-solving, peer teaching, videotaping lessons are included. PRQ: Junior standing. Scheduled: Fall, yearly.

PHYE 515 Instructional Strategies in Physical Ed
This course combines instructional methodology and classroom management techniques with an on-campus teaching experience. Curriculum planning, organization and evaluation opportunities are provided in the classroom, as well as in a hands-on experience. Students will have opportunities to utilize a variety of teaching styles. Scheduled: Fall, yearly.

PSYC 348 Child Development
The period between conception and puberty. Although attention is given to major contemporary theories of development, this course emphasizes empirical research relating to infant capabilities, early childhood experience, social behavior, cognition, sex typing, learning, and socialization. PRQ: PSYC 100 and 215. Scheduled: Spring, yearly. Meets: SNO.

PSYC 349 Adolescent Psychology
The period between puberty and the adoption of adult responsibilities and roles. Consideration will be given to human relationships; physical, intellectual, and emotional change; educational and vocational choice; societal and cultural influences, and threats to psychological and physical well being. PRQ: PSYC 100 and 215. Scheduled: Fall, yearly. Meets: SNO.

PSYC 350 Adult Development
A survey of the psychological literature concerned with the adult years. Attention will be given to ways of conceptualizing adult development, continuity and change, and the potential gains and losses associated with of this period. PRQ: PSYC 100 and 215. Scheduled: Spring, yearly. Meets: SNO.

PSYC 357 Psychological Disorders
Explores mental disorders from different theoretical perspectives, putting emphasis on diagnosis, symptomatology, etiology, and treatment as well as understanding the human condition. Theory and practice in the treatment and prevention of pathological behavior. PRQ: PSYC 100. Scheduled: Fall, yearly. Meets: SNO.

RHET 353 Quantum Writing II
Rhetoric 353 is the second course in the Quantum Writing sequence. The sequence begins in RHET 352 by framing a research project that culminates in RHET 355 with the presentation/marketing of a documentary. Rhetoric 353 provides students with advanced skills in argumentation by supplementing the core syllabus of RHET 351 with the CBL project. This project serves as a class example through which the rhetorical practices of argument, source evaluation, and writing skills can be demonstrated as we interview and film community members expert on the subject matter of the course. Students can then apply these skills to their own written research assignments. In addition to reinforcing and building on the knowledge of argument theory that they acquired in Rhetoric 102, this course provides students with opportunities to refine their skills in critical thinking and practice developing arguments that respond to the complex situations that they will face after graduation by exposing them in this course to the complex situations in the public sphere of the city Rockford. Rhetoric 353 asks students to take those issues framed by students in Rhetoric 352 and to contact and interview members of the community on film as part of the course's research requirement. This community-based learning project will facilitate an environment in which students consider how their skills may be applied to resolving issues arising within the civic contexts of the workplace and neighborhoods and schools. Interdisciplinary reading and writing assignments as well as interaction with various segments of the community of the city Rockford and interdisciplinary teaching will provide models that make connections among disciplines and demands that students develop strategies for synthesizing the knowledge they have acquired. This course meets the upper division rhetoric requirement. Because of the variance in content, it may be repeated for elective credit. PRQ: Grade of "C" or above in Rhetoric 102 or equivalent and 45 hours of college course work. Scheduled: Fall and spring when indicated by sequence. Meets: Rh C.
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