Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Secondary Education B.A. (English, General Science, History, Mathematics, Social Studies)

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in all teacher education courses.
  3. A satisfactory G.P.A. in the major area.
  4. Positive recommendations from all education instructors based on academic work, fieldwork, and professional behavior.

If a student’s G.P.A. falls below the minimum 2.75, or if the required G.P.A. in the major falls below the minimum, the student will be put on probation, which means the student cannot continue to take courses in the professional education sequence until the probationary status is removed. If either the overall G.P.A. or the required G.P.A. in the major falls below the minimum for two consecutive semesters, the student may be suspended or dismissed from the secondary education program.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 215Introduction to Educational Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 101Introduction to Teaching and Learning

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 246Schooling for Social Justice

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SED 201Introduction to Lesson Planning

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SED 202Introduction to Assessment

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SED 301Discourses, Literacies and Technologies of Learning

2

Fall.
SED 420/TECH 420/WLED 420Introduction to Student Teaching

2

Early Spring
SED 421/TECH 421/WLED 421Student Teaching in the Secondary School

7

Spring.
SED 422/TECH 422/WLED 422Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education

3

Spring.
SPED 333Introduction to Special Education: Policies/Practices

3

Fall, Spring.
TESL 401Introduction to Teaching Emergent Bilinguals

4

Fall, Spring.
Total Credit Hours:35

Note: To be admitted into SED 301 students must be admitted into FSEHD, and to take their Practicum I course (SED 31X) they must submit passing scores for both the Praxis II content tests and the Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests.

Note: SED 420 is taken in the Early Spring session.

Secondary Education English Major

Students electing a major in English apply to the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development and meet admission requirements that include a 3.00 in their content grade point average (G.P.A.). Students must maintain the content G.P.A. of 3.00 for retention and, along with satisfactorily completing required courses in secondary education (minimum grade B-), complete the following courses to obtain English Certification:

Requirements

Secondary Education

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SED 302Teaching and Learning: Humanities in Communities

2

Fall.
SED 313Critical Writing and Teaching in Schools

4

Spring.
SED 413Social Justice Teaching in English Education

4

Fall.
 

SPED 433Special Education: Best Practices and Applications

3

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

TESL 402Applications of Second Language Acquisition

3

Fall, Spring.

English

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENGL 200Reading Literature and Culture

4

Fall, Spring.
ENGL 212Adolescent Literature: Images of Youth

4

Annually.
ENGL 300Introduction to Theory and Criticism

4

Fall, Spring.
 

ENGL 326Studies in African American Literature

4

As needed.
-Or-

ENGL 327Studies in Multicultural American Literatures

4

As needed.
 

ENGL 336Reading Globally

4

As needed.
 

ENGL 341Studies in Literature and Film

4

As needed.
-Or-

FILM 116Introduction to Film

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

ENGL 345Shakespeare: Histories and Comedies

4

As needed.
-Or-

ENGL 346Shakespeare: The Tragedies and Romances

4

As needed.
 

ENGL 460Seminar in English

4

Fall, Spring.
ONE COURSE from:
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENGL 208British Literature

4

Annually.
ENGL 304Studies in British Literature to 1500

4

As needed.
ENGL 305Studies in British Literature 1500-1700

4

As needed.
ENGL 306Studies in British Literature 1700-1914

4

As needed.
ONE COURSE from:
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENGL 209American Literature

4

Annually.
ENGL 301Reading America to the Civil War

4

As needed.
ENGL 302Studies in American Literature 1860-1945

4

As needed.
ONE COURSE from:
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ENGL 378Studies in Composition

4

As needed.
ENGL 379Studies in Rhetoric

4

As needed.
ENGL 432Studies in the English Language

4

As needed.

Note: To enroll in SED 420, students must have completed all but two of the required 300-level English courses and all other requirements in the English major.

Note: SED 420 is taken in the Early Spring session.

Secondary Education General Science Major

Students electing a major in General Science apply to the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development and meet admission requirements that include a 2.50 in their content grade point average (GPA) and a minimum grade of C. Students must maintain the content GPA of 2.50 for retention and, along with satisfactorily completing required courses in secondary education (minimum grade B-), complete the following courses to obtain General Science certification:

Requirements

Secondary Education

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SED 303Inquiry into STEM

2

Fall.
SED 316Practicum in Secondary Education: Science

4

Spring.
SED 416Socio-Scientific Issues in the Classroom

4

Fall.

SPED 433Special Education: Best Practices and Applications

3

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

TESL 402Applications of Second Language Acquisition

3

Fall, Spring.

Biology

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 112Introductory Biology II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Chemistry

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

History

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 108History of Science and Medicine

4

Annually.

Mathematics

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

TWO COURSES from

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PSCI 211Introduction to Astronomy

4

Fall, Spring.
PSCI 212Introduction to Geology

4

Fall, Summer.
PSCI 214Introduction to Meteorology

4

Fall.
PSCI 217Introduction to Oceanography

4

Spring.

Physics

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHYS 101Physics for Science and Mathematics I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 102Physics for Science and Mathematics II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

ONE RESEARCH COURSE from:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 491-494Research in Biology

1

Fall, Spring, Summer
CHEM 491-493Research in Chemistry

1

As needed.
PHYS 491-493Research in Physics

1

As needed.
PSCI 491-493Research in Physical Science

1

As needed.

Secondary Education History Major

Students electing a major in History apply to the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development and meet admission requirements that include a 3.00 in their content grade point average (GPA). Students must maintain the content GPA of 3.00 for retention and, along with satisfactorily completing required courses in secondary education (minimum grade B-), complete the following courses to obtain History certification:

Requirements

Secondary Education

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SED 302Teaching and Learning: Humanities in Communities

2

Fall.
SED 314Responsive Social Studies Teaching/Learning I

4

Spring.
SED 414Responsive Social Studies Teaching/Learning II

4

Fall.

History

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 281History Matters I: Methods and Skills

3

Fall, Spring.
HIST 282History Matters II: Historical Research

3

Fall, Spring.
HIST 389History Matters III: Senior Research Project

2

Fall, Spring.

TWO COURSES from:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 201U.S. History: 1400-1800

3

Fall, Spring.
HIST 202U.S. History: 1800-1920

3

Fall, Spring.
HIST 203U.S. History: 1920 to the Present

3

Fall, Spring.

ONE COURSE from U.S. History:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 209The American Revolution

3

Annually.
HIST 217American Gender and Women’s History

3

Annually.
HIST 218American Foreign Policy: 1945 to the Present

3

Fall.
HIST 219Popular Culture in Twentieth Century America

3

Alternate years.
HIST 320American Colonial History

3

Annually.
HIST 322The Early American Republic

3

Annually.
HIST 323The Gilded Age and Progressive Era

3

Alternate years.
HIST 324Crises of American Modernity, 1914-1945

3

Annually.
HIST 325Superpower America 1945-1990

3

Annually.
HIST 326American Cultural History: The Nineteenth Century

3

As needed.
HIST 328History of the American West

3

As needed.
HIST 329Civil War and Reconstruction

3

As needed.
HIST 330History of American Immigration

3

As needed.
HIST 331Rhode Island History

3

Spring.
HIST 334African American History

3

Annually.
HIST 336The United States and the Emerging World

3

Spring.

ONE COURSE from European History:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 220Ancient Greece

3

Alternate years.
HIST 221The Roman Republic

3

Alternate Years.
HIST 222The Roman Empire

3

Alternate Years.
HIST 223Medieval History

3

Alternate years.
HIST 224The Glorious Renaissance

3

Fall.
HIST 234Challenges and Confrontations: Women in Europe

3

As needed.
HIST 235Voices of the Great War

3

Alternate years.
HIST 258Environmental History

3

Annually.
HIST 307Europe in the Age of Enlightenment

3

As needed.
HIST 308Europe in the Age of Revolution, 1789 to 1850

3

As needed.
HIST 309Europe in the Age of Nationalism, 1850 to 1914

3

As needed.
HIST 310Twentieth-Century Europe

3

As needed.
HIST 311The Origins of Russia to 1700

3

Alternate years.
HIST 312Russia from Peter to Lenin

3

Alternate years.
HIST 313The Soviet Union and After

3

Alternate years.
HIST 318Tudor-Stuart England

3

As needed.

ONE COURSE from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 236Post-Independence Africa

3

Annually.
HIST 238Early Imperial China

3

As needed.
HIST 239Japanese History through Art and Literature

3

Alternate years.
HIST 241Colonial and Neocolonial Latin America

3

Annually.
HIST 242Modern Latin America

3

Annually.
HIST 340The Muslim World from the Age of Muhammad to 1800

3

As needed.
HIST 341The Muslim World in Modern Times, 1800 to the Present

3

As needed.
HIST 342Islam and Politics in Modern History

3

As needed.
HIST 348Africa under Colonial Rule

3

Annually.

ONE COURSE from Global History or Non-Western History (Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East):

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 218American Foreign Policy: 1945 to the Present

3

Fall.
HIST 222The Roman Empire

3

Alternate Years.
HIST 236Post-Independence Africa

3

Annually.
HIST 238Early Imperial China

3

As needed.
HIST 239Japanese History through Art and Literature

3

Alternate years.
HIST 241Colonial and Neocolonial Latin America

3

Annually.
HIST 242Modern Latin America

3

Annually.
HIST 258Environmental History

3

Annually.
HIST 309Europe in the Age of Nationalism, 1850 to 1914

3

As needed.
HIST 310Twentieth-Century Europe

3

As needed.
HIST 313The Soviet Union and After

3

Alternate years.
HIST 330History of American Immigration

3

As needed.
HIST 336The United States and the Emerging World

3

Spring.
HIST 340The Muslim World from the Age of Muhammad to 1800

3

As needed.
HIST 341The Muslim World in Modern Times, 1800 to the Present

3

As needed.
HIST 342Islam and Politics in Modern History

3

As needed.
HIST 348Africa under Colonial Rule

3

Annually.

Certification Courses

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

4

Fall, Spring.
ECON 200Introduction to Economics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
GEOG 200World Regional Geography

4

Fall, Spring.
GEOG 401Geography for Social Studies Educators

4

Spring.
POL 202American Government

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Note: ECON 200 will double-count as the General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences distribution (SB).
 

Secondary Education Mathematics Major

Students electing a major in Mathematics apply to the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development and meet admission requirements that include a 2.75 in their content grade point average (GPA). Students must maintain the content GPA of 2.75 for retention and, along with satisfactorily completing required courses in secondary education (minimum grade B-), complete the following courses to obtain Mathematics certification:

Requirements

Secondary Education

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SED 303Inquiry into STEM

2

Fall.
SED 315Teaching Mathematics in a Diverse Classroom

4

Spring.
SED 415Rethinking Mathematics Teaching and Learning

4

Fall.
 

SPED 433Special Education: Best Practices and Applications

3

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

TESL 402Applications of Second Language Acquisition

3

Fall, Spring.

Computer Science

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CSCI 157Introduction to Algorithmic Thinking in Python

4

Fall, Spring.

Mathematics

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MATH 212Calculus I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 213Calculus II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 240Statistical Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 300Bridge to Advanced Mathematics

4

Spring.
MATH 314Calculus III

4

Fall, Spring.
MATH 315Linear Algebra

4

Fall.
MATH 324College Geometry

4

Fall, Spring.
MATH 431Number Theory

3

Fall, Spring.
MATH 432Introduction to Abstract Algebra

4

Spring.
MATH 441Introduction to Probability

4

Fall.
MATH 458History of Mathematics

4

Fall.

Physics

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHYS 101Physics for Science and Mathematics I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 103Calculus Applications in Mechanics

1

Fall.

Note: To enroll in SED 415, students must have completed the calculus sequence: MATH 212, MATH 213, MATH 314; in addition to MATH 240, MATH 300, MATH 315, MATH 324; and at least concurrent enrollment in MATH 432. Prior to enrollment in SED 420, SED 421 and SED 422, students must have completed all requirements in the mathematics major.

Secondary Education Social Studies Major

Students electing a major in Social Studies apply to the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development and meet admission requirements that include a 3.00 in their content grade point average (GPA). Students must maintain the content GPA of 3.00 for retention and, along with satisfactorily completing required courses in secondary education (minimum grade B-), complete the following courses to obtain Social Studies certification:

Requirements

Secondary Education

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
SED 302Teaching and Learning: Humanities in Communities

2

Fall.
SED 314Responsive Social Studies Teaching/Learning I

4

Spring.
SED 414Responsive Social Studies Teaching/Learning II

4

Fall.

Core Courses

Anthropology
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

4

Fall, Spring.
ANTH 461/FNED 461LatinX in the United States

4

Annually.
Economics
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ECON 200Introduction to Economics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

ECON 214Principles of Microeconomics

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-And-

ECON 215Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
Geography
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
GEOG 200World Regional Geography

4

Fall, Spring.
GEOG 401Geography for Social Studies Educators

4

Spring.
History Component
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 202U.S. History: 1800-1920

3

Fall, Spring.
HIST 203U.S. History: 1920 to the Present

3

Fall, Spring.
HIST 281History Matters I: Methods and Skills

3

Fall, Spring.
Political Science
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
POL 202American Government

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
POL 332Civil Liberties in the United States

4

Fall, Spring.
ONE COURSE from European History:
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 234Challenges and Confrontations: Women in Europe

3

As needed.
HIST 308Europe in the Age of Revolution, 1789 to 1850

3

As needed.
HIST 309Europe in the Age of Nationalism, 1850 to 1914

3

As needed.
HIST 310Twentieth-Century Europe

3

As needed.
HIST 312Russia from Peter to Lenin

3

Alternate years.
HIST 313The Soviet Union and After

3

Alternate years.
ONE COURSE from Africa, Asia, Middle East:
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HIST 236Post-Independence Africa

3

Annually.
HIST 238Early Imperial China

3

As needed.
HIST 340The Muslim World from the Age of Muhammad to 1800

3

As needed.
HIST 341The Muslim World in Modern Times, 1800 to the Present

3

As needed.
HIST 342Islam and Politics in Modern History

3

As needed.
HIST 345History of China in Modern Times

3

As needed.
HIST 348Africa under Colonial Rule

3

Annually.

Concentrations

A. Anthropology/Sociology (select one course)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ANTH 102Introduction to Archaeology

4

Fall, Spring.
ANTH 103Introduction to Biological Anthropology

4

Spring.
ANTH 104Introduction to Anthropological Linguistics

4

Fall.
SOC 200Introduction to Sociology

4

Fall, Spring.
SOC 208The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

B. Geography (select one course)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
GEOG 100Introduction to Environmental Geography

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
GEOG 337Urban Political Geography

3

As needed.
GEOG 338People, Houses, Neighborhoods, and Cities

3

As needed.
GEOG 339Metropolitan Providence: Past, Present, and Future

3

As needed.

C. Global Studies (select one course)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
GLOB 356The Atlantic World

4

As needed.
INGO 301Applied Development Studies

3

Spring.
POL 203Global Politics

4

Fall, Spring.
POL 342The Politics of Global Economic Change

4

Every third semester.

D. Political Science (select one course)

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
POL 203Global Politics

4

Fall, Spring.
POL 204Introduction to Political Thought

4

Fall, Spring.

Total Credit Hours: 35