Sep 28, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 Courses numbered from 101–299 are lower-division courses, primarily for freshmen and sophomores; those numbered from 300–499 are upper-division courses, primarily for juniors and seniors. The numbers 296, 396, 496, and 596 designate individual study courses and are available for registration by prior arrangement with the course instructor and approval of the department chair.

The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the amount of credit each course carries. Variable credit courses include the minimum and maximum number of the credits within parentheses.

Not all of the courses are offered every quarter. Final confirmation of courses to be offered, information on new courses and programs, as well as a list of hours, instructor, titles of courses and places of class meetings, is available online in My CWU which can be accessed through the the CWU home page, and go to www.cwu.edu/registrar/course-information

 

Safety and Health Management (SHM)

  
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    SHM 327 - Research and Laboratory Safety


    Description:
    A comprehensive course that covers the safety and health regulations and practices pertaining to the laboratory and research industry. Course will be offered on odd numbered years (Summer).

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe research and laboratory concerns associated with environmental compliance, health, and safety, including the OSHA Laboratory Standard.  Topics will include: chemical fume hoods and biological safety cabinets, research animals, sterilization, cryogens, radiation, and emergency planning.
    • Identify and apply research and laboratory-related standards, regulations, and codes
    • Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and develop control strategies for hazardous conditions and work practices in the research and laboratory industry
    • Develop a lab specific Chemical Hygiene Plan for an assigned laboratory environment
    • Demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice in the research and laboratory safety and health discipline

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 351 - Incident Analysis


    Description:
    Review of accident investigation methodologies that include accident response, evidence collection, analysis techniques, developing and communicating recommendations to prevent recurrence. It includes drug/alcohol testing, claims management, return to work/rehabilitation programs, and preparation for lawsuits and deposition. Two lecture hours and two lab hours. Course will be offered every year (Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: SHM 301 and SHM 323 or SHM 325.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate their ability to conduct an incident investigation and analysis.
    • Demonstrate their ability to collect evidence and defend their party in a work-related lawsuit.
    • Demonstrate their ability to apply their applied science knowledge and perform a comprehensive accident trending based on historical accident data.
    • Develop a return to work program.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/1/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 352 - Systems and Design


    Description:
    It provides an overview of system safety concepts, qualitative and quantitative system safety analysis techniques (failure mode and effect analysis, hazard and operability studies, fault tree analysis), and design for safety concepts.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: MATH 130 and SHM 301. Co-requisite: SHM 351.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects of systems safety. (SHM-K)
    • Demonstrate their ability to perform system safety analysis
    • Demonstrate their ability to develop a system safety plan that can be used to evaluate a system
    • Demonstrate their ability to perform a life cycle safety analysis

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/21/2012

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 353 - Risk and Insurance


    Description:
    An introduction to the concept of risk management, including: risk definition, identification, assessment and management techniques. Includes the fundamentals of various insurance related to the safety and health profession, loss control techniques, and legal foundations in safety and health management. Course will be offered every year (Winter).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SHM 301 (or) admission into safety and health management major (or) safety and health management minor/certificate (or) insurance management certificate, (or) by permission.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate their ability to apply business and risk management concepts as part of a comprehensive safety and health management program. (ABET-3; SHM-N).
    • Identify the various risks as part of an organization and recommend mitigating actions for each risk. (ABET-a; SHM-B).
    • Identify and define the various types of insurance associated with the safety and health profession.
    • Identify the various legal aspects of safety and health profession.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/1/18

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    SHM 371 - Emergency Planning and Preparedness


    Description:
    It introduces students to: workplace hazards associated with natural and man-made disasters; the countermeasures to minimize its effects; required coordination between various government agencies; business continuity planning, and the role of emergency/disaster planning and preparedness in a workplace safety program.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SHM 301.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate their ability to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and develop control strategies to the various hazards associated with natural and man-made disasters. (ABET-3; SHM-J).
    • Identify and describe the role of federal and state agencies in emergency response situations.
    • Demonstrate their ability to develop a comprehensive emergency management plan.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/21/2012

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    SHM 375 - Transportation and Fleet Safety


    Description:
    Program management relating to fleet safety including transportation systems loss control management, fleet management, and driver safety training.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SHM 301.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify and describe the role of state and federal agencies in establishing and maintaining rules and regulations for transportation safety.
    • Describe the impact of different transportation modes used daily by industry and the general public.
    • Determine causes and countermeasures for transportation related injuries and death.
    • Identify and describe the components of a complete transportation safety program.
    • Establish a transportation safety program to achieve targeted performance goals.
    • Demonstrate correct driver performance including ability to manage risk and other skills related to the driving task.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/21/2012

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    SHM 377 - Hazardous Materials Management


    Description:
    The management of hazardous materials, including best practices and federal regulations associated with the transportation, storage, use, and disposal of hazardous materials in the workplace.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: SHM 351 and either CHEM 101, CHEM 111/111LAB, or CHEM 181/181LAB.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    Demonstrate their ability to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and develop control strategies associated with hazardous materials.

    Utilize federal regulations related to hazardous materials to assess compliance.

    Utilize DOT regulations related to hazardous materials to assess compliance.
    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/21/2012

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

  
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    SHM 379 - Facility and Building Safety


    Description:
    Program management relating to facility and building safety including basic concepts of fire safety, fire prevention, fire protection, accessibility, confined spaces, indoor air quality and ventilation, and walking-working surfaces.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SHM 351.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define basic fire prevention and protection terminology.
    • Demonstrate their ability to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and develop control strategies associated with fire hazards.
    • Demonstrate their ability to identify the common fire extinguishment agents used and the different options available in terms of fire suppression, fire detection, and alarm systems.
    • Demonstrate how to use and inspect a portable fire extinguisher.
    • Evaluate a building in terms of life safety.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/21/2012

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 398 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 423 - Advanced Construction Safety Management (Put on reserve 9/16/19)


    Description:
    This course will cover advanced construction safety management techniques such as contractor pre-qualification, leading and lagging indicators, design for construction safety, LEED and safety, safety in contract management, 3D technology in construction safety, safety and quality, and SCSH rating system. (Put on reserve 9/16/19, will go inactive 8/24/22)

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SHM 323 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Pre-qualify construction contractors based on historical safety performance.
    • Calculate all the lagging and leading indicators associated with construction safety management.
    • Identify the impacts of LEED on worker safety and health.
    • Identify the innovation in technology available to enhance construction safety management.
    • Identify the impacts of construction quality on worker safety and health.
    • Rate a construction project based on SCSH rating system.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/21/2012

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 450 - Commercial Property Risk Management and Insurance


    Description:
    Introduction to commercial property insurance and how risk management techniques can be used to address an organization’s property loss exposures, and the risk transfer of these exposures through insurance. Course will be offered every year (Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SHM 353 or by permission.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify and describe key commercial property risk exposures and control, and name the type of insurance policies that address each of these loss exposures.
    • Identify the essential elements/provisions of various commercial property insurance policies that govern how coverage applies.
    • Identify and describe the processes involved in procuring commercial property insurance and adjusting claims.
    • Articulate regulations and current issues facing the commercial property insurance industry.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/19/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 451 - Commercial Liability Risk Management and Insurance


    Description:
    Introduction to commercial liability insurance and how risk management techniques can be used to address an organization’s liability loss exposures, and the risk transfer of these exposures through insurance. Course will be offered every year (Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SHM 353 or by permission.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify and describe key commercial liability risk exposures and control, and name the type of insurance policies that address each of these loss exposures.
    • Identify the essential elements of various commercial liability insurance policies that govern how coverage applies.
    • Identify and describe the processes involved in procuring commercial liability insurance and adjusting claims.
    • Articulate regulations and current issues facing the commercial liability insurance industry.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/19/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 452 - Risk Management for Public Entities


    Description:
    An overview of public entity hazard risk management administration, exposure identification, risk control, risk financing options, and claim and litigation management. Course will be offered every year (Winter).

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe and give examples of distinctive property, liability, and personnel exposures associated with public entities.
    • Identify and describe how public entities should perform each of the steps in the risk management decision process.
    • Analyze various risk control options available and how to implement them to protect public entities against losses.
    • Outline the procedures by which claims against public entities are typically processed.
    • Develop risk management plans for public entities.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/19/18

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    SHM 453 - Construction Risk and Insurance Management


    Description:
    An examination of the major risk (loss) exposures faced by contractors and techniques used to manage risk including risk retention, contractual risk transfer, risk control, and insurance. Course will be offered every year (Spring).

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe construction contract types, contractual elements, pricing schemes, and typical project delivery methods including advantages and disadvantages from a safety perspective.
    • Identify and describe the primary risks of loss faced by contractors and name the type of insurance policies that address each of these loss exposures.
    • Apply the risk management process in managing a contractor’s risks of loss.
    • Apply appropriate techniques used to manage risk.
    • Identify and describe the essential elements of the most common insurances used in the construction industry including commercial general liability, commercial auto, workers compensation, builders risk, contractor’s equipment, and commercial property.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/19/18

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    SHM 454 - Risk Management Principles and Practices


    Description:
    An overview of risk management, categories of risk, the loss exposures an organization may face, and tools that safety/risk management professionals can use to determine the significance of a loss exposure to an organization. SHM 454 and SHM 554 are layered courses, a student may not receive credit for both. Course will be offered every year (Fall).

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Concept of enterprise-wide risk management and the various risks faced by an organization.
    • Identify and apply risk management standards and guidelines.
    • Explain how ISO 31000 provides a framework and a process for an organization to manage its risks.
    • Apply the enterprise-wide risk management framework and process to an organization’s hazard risk.
    • Given a description of a business operation, recommend techniques for identifying and mapping risk.
    • Demonstrate an ability to quantify risk through the application of statistical analysis techniques.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    Approved Fall 2017

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 455 - Risk Assessment and Treatment


    Description:
    This course provides students with a broad understanding of the risk assessment and treatment techniques for the major categories of risk faced by all organizations, with an emphasis on hazard risk (insurable risk). Course will be offered every year (Winter).

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an ability to use loss control techniques for hazard risk.
    • Use failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) to assess and mitigate risk.
    • Given information on a physical property, assess the risk and recommend treatment options for protecting lives and property.
    • Identify and describe control measures for the following risk categories: legal and regulatory, management liability, human resource, environmental, crime and cyber, and fleet risks.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    Approved Fall 2017

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    SHM 456 - Risk Financing for Safety and Health Management


    Description:
    This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the techniques (blend of retention and transfer) used by safety, health, and risk management professionals to finance or pay for the negative consequences of risk events. Course will be offered every year (Spring).

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe risk financing, common risk financing goals, and its importance to organizations.
    • Explain how to analyze, evaluate, and estimate expected losses arising from hazard risks.
    • Explain the purpose and operation of insurance, and how insurance benefits individuals, organizations, and society.
    • Given a case, justify a self-insurance plan that can meet an organization’s risk financing needs.
    • Describe the purpose and operation of the following insurance plans: self-insurance, retrospective rating, reinsurance, and captive insurance.
    • Describe the types of contractual risk transfer for hazard risk.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    Approved Fall 2017

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 471 - Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene


    Description:
    An introduction to the basics of industrial hygiene that includes: the anticipation, evaluation, and control of workplace environmental stressors (chemical, physical, and biological) that can impact the health, comfort, or productivity of the worker.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SHM 351 and BIOL 201.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate their ability to anticipate, recognize, and effectively evaluate chemical, biological, and physical workplace stressors that pose adverse health effects
    • Demonstrate their ability to select appropriate type of personal protective equipment required to control exposures to chemical, biological, and physical stressors in the workplace
    • Demonstrate their ability to identify and apply appropriate engineering and administrative controls to reduce employee exposures to chemical, biological, and physical stressors in the workplace
    • Demonstrate their ability to evaluate a material safety data sheet (MSDS)

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/21/2012

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 472 - Ergonomics


    Description:
    It provides the basics of ergonomics in the work environment: musculoskeletal disorders, assessment of ergonomic risk factors, workplace design, evaluation of lifting and material handling activities, and the role of ergonomics in a comprehensive workplace safety program. Two lecture hours and two lab hours. Course will be offered every year (Winter).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: SHM 471.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe the relationship between work attributes and ergonomic risk factors
    • Describe how ergonomic risk factors affect underlying physiological and biomechanical mechanisms of the human worker
    • Undertake an ergonomic analysis of a workplace, tools, equipment, or specific task and formulate recommendations
    • Calculate recommended weight limit for lifting/lowering tasks using the NIOSH lifting equation
    • Undertake an ergonomic analysis of a workplace, tools, equipment, or specific task and formulate recommendations

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    SHM 474 - Safety and Health Management Systems


    Description:
    It provides a systems-based approach to managing safety programs, with the help of major consensus standards such as ANSI/AIHA Z10, OHSAS 18001, and OSHA VPP.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SHM 353.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the various requirements of system-based consensus standards.
    • Design and evaluate a comprehensive system-based safety and health program.
    • Apply adult learning theories in the completion of safety and health training.
    • Apply risk-based approach and concepts to the prevention of hazardous acts and conditions.
    • Develop and conduct a perception survey, and analyze and interpret data.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/21/2012

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    SHM 477 - Environmental Management


    Description:
    It provides an overview of federal environmental legislation’s (CWA, CAA, RCRA, and CERCLA) and their practical application in the work environment. The course will also introduce the ISO’s environmental management system 14000 series.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: SHM 353 and SHM 377.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects of federal environmental legislation and environmental management systems
    • Prepare and conduct a comprehensive environmental audit in a workplace and communicate their recommendation effectively in a written report

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/21/2012

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    SHM 480 - Safety and Health Laboratory


    Description:
    It provides hands-on experience with various safety measurement instruments used in the profession. It includes training strategies using safety equipment/situations encountered in the workplace Four lab hours per week. Course will be offered every year (Winter).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: PHYS 106 and SHM 471 and SHM 490.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice in the safety and health discipline.
    • Demonstrate an ability to design and conduct experiments, and to analyze and interpret data pertinent to the safety and health discipline.

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    SHM 481 - Evolving Issues in Safety and Health Management


    Description:
    Presentations and case studies by practicing safety professionals on contemporary and future safety and health management topics.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SHM 490.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Have developed the knowledge of contemporary safety and health issues within a global and societal context.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/21/2012

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    SHM 482 - Evolving Issues in Risk Management


    Description:
    This course exposes students to the varied career options, evolving issues in risk management, and strategies to identify and handle ethical dilemmas faced by safety and risk management professionals using an ethical framework. Course will be offered every year (Spring).

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary risk management issues and the impacts of their solutions within a global and societal context.
    • Given three common real-world ethical dilemmas, in a case study form, identify stakeholders, describe the ethical dilemma, and identify alternate courses of actions and their impacts.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    Approved Fall 2017

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 485 - Safety and Health Management Capstone


    Description:
    Students will apply the principles of safety and health management to solve real world safety issues through various real world projects. The course will help prepare the students for the transition from student life to employment as a safety and health professional. By permission.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: SHM 490 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)

    General Education Category: CE - Culminating Experience

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Have developed the knowledge of contemporary safety and health issues within a global and societal context.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/21/2012

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 490 - Cooperative Education


    Description:
    An individualized contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. A minimum of 67 clock-hours of field experience is required for one academic credit. May be repeated up to 12 credits. Grade will either be S or U. By permission of instructor.

    Credits: (1-12)

    General Education Category: CE - Culminating Experience

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

    • Identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical problems by applying knowledge of technical topics.
    • Formulate a process, procedure, or program to meet desired needs.
    • Act in a professional and ethical manner.
    • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
    • Function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/21/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    SHM 491 - Workshop


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  
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    SHM 497 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 498 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SHM 499 - Seminar


    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

Safety Education (SED)

  
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    SED 298 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

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    SED 299 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

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    SED 382 - Driver Task Analysis


    Description:
    Introduction to traffic safety education, the highway transportation system, driver task analysis, classroom instruction techniques.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SED 180.

    Credits: (3)

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    SED 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SED 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SED 398 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SED 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

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    SED 481 - Teaching Traffic Safety Education: Classroom and Simulation Instruction


    Description:
    Methods, materials and techniques for teaching classroom and simulation. Experience in teaching beginning drivers.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SED 382 and current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.

    Credits: (3)

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    SED 482 - Teaching Traffic Safety Education: In Car


    Description:
    Methods, materials and techniques for teaching in dual-control vehicles. Experience teaching beginning drivers.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SED 382 and current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of in-car instruction, including what it is, advantages and disadvantages, the development of risk management skills, the role of the teacher and students, and liability issues related to BTW instruction.
    • Identify, discuss, and apply teaching methods for the enhancement of learning within the in-car driving experience which includes students with a variety of special needs.
    • Construct lesson plans for each BTW lesson using the model found in the Master TSE Curriculum Guide or other approved method.
    • Teach a minimum of 8 in-car BTW lessons to novice students who are currently enrolled in a TSE program.
    • Teach space management, reference points, risk management, and visual search techniques utilizing current vehicle technology and restraint systems as related to each BTW lesson taught.
    • Demonstrate effective assessment of novice drivers for each lesson taught.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/5/2007

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    SED 484 - Safety Program Supervision


    Description:
    Development and management of a total school safety program.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SED 382.

    Credits: (3)

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    SED 491 - Workshop


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  
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    SED 497 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SED 498 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SED 499 - Seminar


    Credits: (1-5)

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Science Education (SCED)

  
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    SCED 101 - Integrated Life Science


    Description:
    Inquiry-based investigations into life science to help students develop understanding of fundamental concepts and the process of scientific investigation. This course is designed for prospective elementary teachers but is open to all students.  Formerly BIOL 106, students may not receive credit for both. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: K7 - Physical & Natural World

    General Education Pathways: P1 Civic & Community Engagement, P5 Sustainability

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Collaboratively design, collect and analyze data, and present results of a community-relevant life science research project,
    • Describe and explain fundamental concepts and practices in life science, specifically those underlying a) Ecosystems and ecological sustainability, b) Cell structure and processes, c) Heredity, c) Biological Evolution
    • Apply life science concepts and processes to personal, local and societal issues around sustainability.
    • Critically analyze and evaluate evidence and use this to develop and defend positions on contemporary life science issues.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    3/19/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    SCED 102 - Integrated Earth and Space Science


    Description:
    Inquiry-based investigations in Earth and space science to help students develop understanding of fundamental concepts and the process of scientific investigation. Designed for prospective elementary and middle-level teachers, but open to all students. Course will be offered every year (Winter).

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: K7 - Physical & Natural World

    General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P5 Sustainability

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Apply appropriate scientific investigative techniques to address questions about relevant Earth and space science concepts.
    • Collect, analyze, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data to address questions about relevant Earth and space science concepts.
    • Apply Earth and space science concepts and processes to personal and societal issues.
    • Articulate how your own ideas and understanding change and develop, and how the structure of the learning environment and curriculum facilitates these changes.
    • Find and utilize a variety of resources to learn and communicate about Earth and space science events and processes.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    6/8/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 103 - Integrated Physical Science


    Description:
    Inquiry-based investigations into physical science to help students develop understanding of fundamental concepts and the process of scientific investigation. This course is designed for prospective K-8 teachers but is suitable for all students. Course will be offered every year (Spring).

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: K8 - Science & Technology

    General Education Pathways: P1 Civic & Community Engagement, P5 Sustainability

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Formulate questions and apply appropriate scientific investigative techniques to address questions about relevant physical science concepts such as structure and properties of matter; chemical reactions; forces and interactions; energy; electromagnetic radiation; and matter and energy in systems.
    • Apply mathematical and quantitative reasoning to collect, analyze, and interpret data to address questions about relevant physical science concepts such as those listed above.
    • Describe how physical science concepts and processes affect the lives of people.
    • Identify social, political, and ethical implications of physical science discoveries and associated technical advances.
    • Use physical science concepts and practices to identify and address a community issue.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/18/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 201 - Introduction to STEM Teaching and Learning (Put on reserve 9/16/19)


    Description:
    Explore the implications of science and mathematics learning theories and practices on individual learning, classroom learning, and within the context of society. (Put on reserve 9/16/19, will go inactive 8/24/22)

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: one course with a prefix of ANTH, BIOL, CHEM, ENST, GEOG, GEOL, MATH, or PHYS.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify the rules of the game by completing the Washington Official Association (WOA) exam.
    • Analyze and differentiate hand mechanics of football.
    • Analyze and differentiate hand mechanics of soccer.
    • Recognize the proper codes of conduct and hand mechanics of  football in real-game situations. 
    • Recognize the proper codes of conduct and hand mechanics of soccer in real-game situations. 
    • Demonstrate professionalism by attending at least two WOA meetings.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 215 - STEM Outreach Field Experience


    Description:
    Applied field experience in communication and teaching science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts to children. Involves planning and conduction demonstrations, lessons, and activities. Outreach outside of class time is required. May be repeated up to 4 credits.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: 2 courses with a prefix of ANTH or BIOL or CHEM or ENST or GEOG or GEOL or MATH or PHYS or SCED.

    Credits: (1-2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Utilize science, technology, engineering or mathematics content and skills knowledge to plan and teach demonstrations, lessons, and activities.
    • Use probing questions to elicit feedback to determine children’s acquisition of knowledge.
    • Employ effective communication skills while teaching STEM lessons.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/4/2014

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 298 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 299 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 301 - Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Inquiry


    Description:
    Interdisciplinary investigation of applied life, physical, and Earth science concepts applicable to K-12 classrooms using integrated contexts. Applied inquiry processes are used to increase student knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Six lecture/lab hours per week.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: junior standing or above.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe and explain a variety of life, physical, and earth science concepts important for K-8 teachers.
    • Design and implement experiments using investigative processes.
    • Use computers and related technologies to gather and analyze data.
    • Analyze, interpret, and present data using quantitative reasoning including graphs, tables, and charts.
    • Integrate life, physical, and earth science concepts with investigative processes.
    • Work in small groups to solve complex problems.
    • Form opinions based on scientific evidence and defend positions using written and oral methods.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 305 - The Story of Science


    Description:
    Study of how knowledge evolves as people interact with each other and their environment. Behaviors and interactions will be analyzed in the context of episodes in science. Course will be offered every year. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: K6 - Individual & Society

    General Education Pathways: P5 Sustainability, P6 Ways of Knowing

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify basic principles and institutions upon which scientists base their work.
    • Describe how scientists work together and work with individuals outside the field of science to study the natural world.
    • Explain and apply the case study method to summarize and analyze episodes in science.
    • Analyze how scientists respond to prevailing social, cultural, and scientific pressures.
    • Describe specific key episodes in the history of science.
    • Define sustainability and explain how scientists throughout history have applied the notion of sustainability to their work.
    • Explain how the actions of various scientists impact issues of sustainability at the local and global levels.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/2/17

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 311 - Science Concepts for Teachers


    Description:
    An in-depth examination for the science concepts applicable to K-12 classrooms using an individualized and inquiry-based approach. Online and community recourses are utilized to enhance existing science content knowledge and understanding.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe and explain the scientific concepts and processes necessary and important to K-12 science teaching
    • Describe and evaluate individual areas of strength and weakness in the knowledge and understanding of science content applicable to K-12 science teaching
    • Identify and utilize appropriate library, online, community and professional resources to inform science content knowledge and understanding in selected areas
    • Design and implement an individualized science knowledge development plan
    • Demonstrate new content knowledge and understanding in science
    • Identify and demonstrate connections between prior knowledge and new ideas in science
    • Analyze, interpret, and present scientific data in a variety of formats (e.g., maps, graphs, tables, and charts)
    • Incorporate and synthesize basic science knowledge into explanations of larger scientific issues and ideas (e.g., climate change, ocean acidification, resource conservation, alternative energy, genetic and medical technologies)

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/17/2011

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 320 - Genetics and Cell Biology Concepts


    Description:
    Integrated exploration of genetics and cell biology concepts including chemical and molecular basis of life, energy transformations, cells in context, genetic patterns of inheritance, molecular genetics, and cell division. Course will be offered on even numbered years. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: (SCED 101 or BIOL 181 or BIOL 101) AND (SCED 103 or CHEM 101 or CHEM 111 or CHEM 181).

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Develop problem solving skills including ability to identify and clarify a problem, gather and evaluate information, consider alternatives, reflect and improve problem solving effectiveness.
    • Persuasively argue the scientific, economic, and ethical ramifications of genetic and cell biology information and their role in modern society.
    • Analyze data for patterns of inheritance, molecular basis of heredity, and biological function at cellular level.
    • Integrate molecular and genetic processes into cellular context and processes including chemical and molecular foundations of life, energy transformations, cell context and signaling, cell cycle, mitosis, and meiosis.
    • Infer how intra/extracellular interactions affect cell structure, function, and genetic behavior.
    • Work collaboratively to solve problems, analyze patterns, and draw logical conclusions based on data.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

  
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    SCED 322 - Science Education in the Elementary School


    Description:
    Techniques, selection of materials and appropriate subject matter for the various grade levels. Demonstrations and student investigative activities for use in classroom science teaching.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance, and conditional or full admission to the Teacher Certification Program.

    Credits: (4)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Develop and teach a science lesson to elementary students using the learning cycle method.
    • Demonstrate understanding of the scientific method.
    • Appropriately assess student learning by developing and appropriately applying assessments that measure student learning outcomes relative to standards.
    • Use safe practices when teaching science.
    • Adapt existing curricula and resources to age-appropriate lessons using best teaching practices.
    • Demonstrate effective questioning skills to guide students in hands-on exploration.
    • Integrate science lessons with other subjects.
    • Align curricular materials to specific benchmarks such as NSES, WA EALRs and WA GLEs.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 324 - Science Education in Middle and Secondary Schools I


    Description:
    Methods, techniques, and materials appropriate for teaching science in secondary schools. Curriculum, planning, and experiments for use in teaching.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: EFC 330 and SCED 301, current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance, and admission to the Teacher Certification Program.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate applied understanding of contemporary science teaching issues.
    • Critically analyze and evaluate science teaching best practices.
    • Develop and teach a science lesson to secondary students using the learning cycle method.
    • Adapt existing curricula and resources to align with teaching best practices.
    • Demonstrate effective questioning skills to guide students in hands-on exploration and develop K-12 student critical thinking.
    • Formatively and summatively assess K-12 student learning and adapt teaching based on learning performance data.
    • Integrate science lessons with other subjects (e.g. technology, literacy) and show working knowledge of professional competencies and standards.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/23/2014

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 325 - Science Education in Middle and Secondary Schools II


    Description:
    Applied field experience for teaching science in secondary schools. Planning, instruction, and management for teaching science. Enrollment is subject to full admission to the Professional Education Program.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: SCED 324, admission to the Teacher Certification Program, and current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate applied understanding of contemporary science teaching issues.
    • Formatively assess K-12 prior knowledge and adapt instructional planning and lessons based on results.
    • Develop and teach a science lesson to secondary students using the learning cycle method.
    • Adapt existing curricula and resources to align with teaching best practices.
    • Demonstrate effective questioning skills to guide students in hands-on exploration and develop K-12 student critical thinking.
    • Assess student characteristics that may influence teaching and learning culture and community and plan to accommodate individual differences in learning.
    • Use federal functional behavioral assessment guidelines to analyze student behavior and implement positive behavioral intervention.
    • Establish student learning and behavioral expectations, routines and procedures within the context of inquiry science classrooms.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/23/2014

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 330 - Marine Science for Teachers


    Description:
    Interdisciplinary investigation of the environments and organisms of the Pacific Northwest Coast. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: two courses with the prefix BIOL or CHEM or ENST or GEOL or PHYS.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe coastal environments of the Pacific Northwest and the typical biological communities associated with each
    • Identify geological, chemical, and physical influences upon the biotic communities of the northwestern marine environment
    • Summarize anthropogenic influences upon the marine environments of the Pacific Northwest and assess possible long-term impacts on biological communities
    • Summarize primary literature on a selected group of marine organisms
    • Demonstrate competence in methods of marine fieldwork and coastal research
    • Collect, analyze, and interpret data on a pertinent marine issue
    • Describe and evaluate opportunities for continuing education in marine science

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 354 - Science, Society and the Teaching Community


    Description:
    Teacher candidates will learn the nature and context of science, compare science with other ways of knowing, describe the relationship between science and the community, gain skills in integrating community resources with the classroom.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance, and admission to the Teacher Certification Program.

    Credits: (3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe the values, beliefs and assumptions inherent to the creation of scientific knowledge within the scientific community.
    • Contrast science to other ways of knowing.
    • Explain the nature of scientific inquiry including limitations of science, dealing with inconsistencies, evaluating methods of investigation, and evolution of scientific ideas.
    • Apply science concepts and methods to the daily lives of school children and to the larger framework of human understanding.
    • Appropriately use community resources in a secondary school classroom.
    • Use science-related civic engagement as a curricular tool and as a means to serve their community.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/31/2008

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 392 - Science Teaching Practicum


    Description:
    Clinical practice and application of skills and competencies necessary for teaching science. May be repeated up to 3 credits.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: SCED 201 or 301; current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance, and admission to the Teacher Certification Program. Co-requisites: SCED 324, SCED 325, or SCED 487.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Develop and teach science lessons to secondary students using the learning cycle method.
    • Demonstrate effective questioning skills to guide students in hands-on exploration and develop critical thinking.
    • Demonstrate effective assessment skills to evaluate students for giving appropriate fedback and making data-driven teaching decisions.

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 396 - Individual Study


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 397 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 398 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 399 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 411 - Field Experience in Communicating Science to the Public


    Description:
    Applied field experience in communicating science to the public. Methods, techniques, materials, and practices for effective communication of scientific ideas, and methods. SCED 411/511 and COM 411/ 511 are cross-listed and layered courses, students may only receive credit for one. May be repeated up to 4 credits.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: Academic Writing I with a grade of C- or higher.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Analyze the issues surrounding public science communication at local and national scales
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills in the context of scientific content and process
    • Work collaboratively with community stakeholders to develop and implement a project that teaches science to a group of non-scientists (e.g., K-12 or adult)
    • Develop and practice ways to effectively communicate thesis research to community stakeholders

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    6/3/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 422 - Advanced Teaching Strategies in K-8 Science


    Description:
    Further develop knowledge and skills of K-8 science teaching with a particular emphasis on the science inquiry process, assessment of student knowledge and cross-curricular integration. Course will be offered on on odd numbered years (Winter).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SCED 322 or ELEM 342 or STP 201 or STP 300.

    Credits: (4)

    General Education Category: CE - Culminating Experience

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

     

    • Develop and use alternative assessments such as interviews, concept maps and drawings.
    • Describe and apply K-8 learning progressions of the Next Generation Science Standards.
    • Identify patterns in students thinking around science and use this thinking to inform instructional decisions.
    • Incorporate K-8 relevant literature into science teaching.
    • Identify problems of practice, and develop and test solutions to address these problems.
    • Critically analyze and improve published material about science education and science curriculum.
    • Use knowledge of elementary and middle school students to develop developmentally appropriate inquiry lessons
    • Identify effective professional development practices that promote teacher learning

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    10/4/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

  
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    SCED 487 - Teaching Middle and Secondary Science Seminar


    Description:
    Students compile knowledge, skills, and dispositions evidence and reflect on performance relative to professional standards. Students discuss current secondary science education issues, participate in program assessment, prepare for endorsement exam, and complete an electronic portfolio.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: students must plan to teach within a year of enrolling in this course.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify examples of their own work that demonstrate competency in science content and teaching knowledge, skills, and disposition achievement.
    • Reflect upon and articulate progress as teacher, learner, and professional.
    • Investigate, summarize, and apply current research in science education.
    • Prepare to take WEST-E in endorsement area.
    • Assess the effectiveness of secondary science education program for candidate preparation.
    • Build professional skills for entering the teaching profession.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/23/2014

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 491 - Workshop


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 492 - Teaching Middle School Mathematics and Science


    Description:
    Prospective teachers will learn and use the methods and materials needed to teach middle school students mathematics and science with emphasis on the use of experiments, manipulatives, problems solving, cooperative learning, and communication of understanding. By permission. Formerly SCED 323, students may not receive credit for both.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: MATH 324 or EDEL 323 or SCED 324 or SCED 322, current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance, and application to the Teacher Certification Program.

    Credits: (2)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Develop and teach integrated math and science lessons to middle level students using effective methods and appropriate measurement technology that support student inquiry.
    • Use safe practices when teaching “hands-on” science and mathematics by having awareness when developing, presenting, and participating in science and mathematics activities; and listing appropriate safety precautions that students should take before performing science and/or mathematics.
    • Adapt existing and create new curricula and resources into age-appropriate lessons using best teaching practices by researching curricula and resources related to specific NGSS and Common Core benchmarks and adapting these materials to specific learning needs.
    • Demonstrate effective questioning techniques to both assess and guide students in “hands-on” exploration and constructing knowledge by developing questions that guide students from observations to experimental results to logical conclusions through inquiry and critical thinking.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/30/2014

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 495 - Science Education Research


    Description:
    This course introduces pre-service science teachers to qualitative and quantitative methods of action research. Course requires completion of a research project of the student’s design. May be repeated up to  6 credits.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance, and admission to the Teacher Certification Program.

    Credits: (1-3)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Select an appropriate question to study in a science laboratory setting, design that study, collect and analyze the data, and produce a short report.
    • Reflect on the usefulness, challenges, and importance of conducting science education research.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    5/4/2000

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  
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    SCED 497 - Honors


    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: admission to department honors program.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 498 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SCED 499 - Seminar


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-5)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:

Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP)

  
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    STEP 101 - Scientific Perspectives and Experimentation I


    Description:
    First course in a three-quarter first year science seminar series. Students develop scientific research and writing skills by using an interdisciplinary approach to investigate sustainability topics. Students must take STEP 101, 102, and 103 to receive credit for Academic Writing II. By department permission. Course will be offered every year (Fall).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: enrollment in the STEP program or by permission.

    Credits: (2)

    General Education Category: NS-Applications Natural Science. K1 - Academic Writing II: Reasoning & Research

    General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P5 Sustainability, P6 Ways of Knowing

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Use scientific concepts and processes to investigate a scientific problem important to society for sustainability.
    • Collect, analyze, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data to address scientific questions.
    • Critically read, analyze, critique, and summarize scientific literature.
    • Apply scientific concepts and processes to write and revise a scientific proposal using appropriate style.
    • Find and use scientific literature to justify a scientific proposal.
    • Communicate in writing and orally to a scientific audience.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/1/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    STEP 102 - Scientific Perspectives and Experimentation II


    Description:
    Second course in a three-quarter seminar series. Students continue developing scientific research and writing skills, study a scientific problem relevant to a current societal issue, and design and conduct laboratory, engineering, computer, and/or field investigations. Students must take STEP 101, 102, and 103 to receive credit for Academic Writing II. Course will be offered every year (Winter).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisites: STEP 101.

    Credits: (2)

    General Education Category: NS-Applications Natural Science. K1 - Academic Writing II: Reasoning & Research

    General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P5 Sustainability, P6 Ways of Knowing

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Use scientific concepts and processes to investigate a scientific problem important to the student and society.
    • Collect, analyze, and interpret quantitative and qualitative data to address scientific questions.
    • Contribute to a scientific team to investigate a problem.
    • Communicate in writing and orally to a scientific audience.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/1/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    STEP 103 - Scientific Perspectives and Experimentation III


    Description:
    Third course in a three-quarter first year science seminar series. Students survey active research effort by CWU faculty and upper classmen in science, technology and mathematics fields and design their own research project. Students must take STEP 101, 102, and 103 to receive credit for Academic Writing II. Course will be offered every year (Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: STEP 102.

    Credits: (1)

    General Education Category: NS-Applications Natural Science (W). K1 - Academic Writing II: Reasoning & Research

    General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P5 Sustainability, P6 Ways of Knowing

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Summarize the objectives and results of research in different fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
    • Evaluate different scientific career options relative to personal interest, knowledge, and skills.
    • Apply scientific concepts and processes to write and revise a scientific proposal using appropriate style.
    • Find and use scientific literature to justify a scientific proposal.
    • Communicate in writing and orally to a scientific audience.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/1/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    STEP 301 - STEM Tools for Transfer Student Success


    Description:
    This course provides transfer students with tips, tools, and strategies for success at CWU. Connect with faculty and peers to create an individualized plan for degree completion and professional success.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify common transfer issues for STEM majors and propose strategies for personal success at CWU.
    • Generate connections with STEM faculty and peers.
    • Plan an efficient pathway to a STEM degree that includes experiences marketable in STEM careers or graduate school.
    • Identify and evaluate CWU and community resources to support STEM majors academically and when conducting research.
    • Synthesize and communicate scientific knowledge in a structured scientific format.
    •  Design and use discipline standards to communicate a STEM research, internship, or teaching plan.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    4/16/20

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg

Sociology (SOC)

  
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    SOC 101 - Social Problems


    Description:
    An introduction to the study of contemporary issues such as poverty, military policies, families, crime, aging, racial, ethnic conflict, and the environment. SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. (W).

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. (W). K6 - Individual & Society

    General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P4 Social Justice

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Explain the basic terms, concepts, and theoretical frameworks in Sociology;
    • Recognize and evaluate the relationship between individual and social issues;
    • Analyze social problems by applying sociological theories;
    • Describe the causes and consequences of the problems associated with social inequality and discrimination;
    • Explain and apply diverse empirical methods to investigate and analyze public policy and politics in efforts to address social problems. 
    • Describe the role of public policy and politics in efforts to address social problems.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/16/17

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    SOC 107 - Principles of Sociology


    Description:
    An introduction to the basic concepts and theories of sociology with an emphasis on the group aspects of human behavior. SB-Foundations of Human Adaptations and Behavior (W).

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: SB-Foundations of Human Adaptations and Behavior (W). K6 - Individual & Society

    General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P4 Social Justice, P6 Ways of Knowing

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify basic principles and institutions that underlie the cultures and traditions of groups, organizations, societies, or nations.
    • Describe theories about individuals, social processes, social networks, or the relationships between individuals and society.
    • Explain and apply diverse empirical methods to investigate and analyze individuals, groups, or societies.
    • Analyze human behavior, perspectives, or cultures using theory and research
    • Articulate ways that social diversity shapes attitudes and values affecting the respect and equality of others

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/16/17

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg Summer Locations: Ellensburg
  
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    SOC 109 - Social Construction of Race


    Description:
    Exploration of the social construction of race from antiquity to modern day.  How did the idea of race come about?  How did it evolve?  What have been the social consequences of the idea of race? Formerly ETS 101, students may not receive credit for both. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. (W).

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. (W). K2 - Community, Culture, & Citizenship

    General Education Pathways: P1 Civic & Community Engagement

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Articulate the requirements of informed citizenship based on analyses of the social construction of race.
    • Explain how social, psychological, and/or culturally diverse experiences create value in a community in terms of race and citizenship.
    • Analyze relationships between citizenship and politics and the social construction of race.
    • Describe how the concept of race and its historical, social, economic, and cultural developments have affected communities, citizenship, politics, and government.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/21/17

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SOC 291 - Workshop


    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
  
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    SOC 298 - Special Topics


    Description:
    May be repeated if subject is different.

    Credits: (1-6)

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SOC 299 - Seminar


    Credits: (1-5)

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    SOC 300 - Introduction to the Major


    Description:
    This course will introduce Sociology/Social Services majors to information and resources and skills that they need to be successful and develop a plan to graduate. Students will gain knowledge about program requirements and cultivate necessary skills. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter and Spring).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: students must have declared a major in sociology or social services to enroll in this class.

    Credits: (1)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Determine personal education goals relevant to the Sociology/Social Services major and develop an action plan to complete major requirements.
    • Analyze professional resources and explore career goals and future educational options.
    • Develop research skills and assess information resources (e.g. literature searching, use of ASA format) that will facilitate success in future coursework.
    • Synthesize course information in order to complete a professional growth plan.

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    SOC 301 - Introduction and History of Social Service Agencies


    Description:
    Introduction to the fields of social welfare, health services and corrections; organization and function of agencies.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts and terminology in the field of social service
    • Put welfare policies in the US in historical perspective
    • Identify the relationship between social problems in the US and social services
    • Identify important trends and issues in the practice of social service
    • Incorporate hands on social service experience in a social service setting

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/5/2008

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SOC 305 - American Society


    Description:
    Introduction to the social structure and processes of American society; emphasis on institutions such as government, family, schools, and religion, and processes such as conflict, change, stratification, mobility, and communication. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer). SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. (W).

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. (W). K2 - Community, Culture, & Citizenship

    General Education Pathways: P1 Civic & Community Engagement

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Articulate the requirements of informed citizenship based on sociological theories and perspectives and empirical research of social, cultural, economic and political processes, issues, and events.
    • Explain how social and culturally diverse experiences create value in a community based on sociological research of the cultural and structural frameworks that constitute and influence the workings of social institutions.
    • Analyze relationships between local, national, regional, and global cultures and community, citizenship, politics, and government through sociological reseaerch on regional, national, and internationl institutions.
    • Describe how culture, social class, gender race/ethnicity in social insitutions have affected communities, citizenship, politics, and government.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    11/16/17

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SOC 307 - Individual and Society


    Description:
    An analysis of the relationship between social structure and the individual. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: K6 - Individual & Society

    General Education Pathways: P6 Ways of Knowing

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Define basic terminology used in the field of social psychology.
    • Recognize and discuss sociological theories relevant to the field of social psychology.
    • Recognize and discuss sociological research relevant to the field of social psychology.
    • Analyze various research methods, including the appropriateness of methods for specific research questions and hypotheses, questions of validity, the specific conclusions that can be drawn from research, and potential questions/methods for future research.
    • Discuss, interpret, and demonstrate social-structural influences on individual behaviors, values, and identities, as well as how each of these bear on social interactions and social location (i.e., access to resources, opportunities, and rewards).

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    2/1/18

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    SOC 310 - Social Service Methods and Casework


    Description:
    Casework interviewing techniques and skills, traditional and contemporary methods, emphasis upon developing a personal casework style.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SOC 301.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic fundamentals of social work practice
    • Discuss and analyze in written form materials related to topics of social service
    • Demonstrate the knowledge of the basic structure of social service organizations and the role they play in the community
    • Develop a broad understanding of professional ethics as it is related to the practice of social casework

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/5/2008

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    SOC 320 - Death and Dying


    Description:
    An analysis of social attitudes, practices, and institutions associated with death and dying in American society.

    Credits: (5)

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    SOC 322 - Sociology of Food


    Description:
    Sociological study of food, including contemporary, historical, and cross-cultural explorations. Draws on sociological theory and research to understand the significance of food for human societies. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: SOC 107.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: K6 - Individual & Society

    General Education Pathways: P5 Sustainability

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Discuss social-structural influences on food production, distribution, consumption, and social norms.
    • Discuss the social significance of foods and the impact of their production, distribution, and consumption for social life.
    • Interpret social-structural influences on one’s own perspectives about food and relationship to food.
    • Examine social norms and behaviors surrounding food.
    • Examine social inequalities (related to race, gender, social class, etc.) evidenced in sociological research on food.

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    1/18/18

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SOC 325 - Aging


    Description:
    Problems and advantages of growing old in society; post-parental families, retirement, the economics of pensions, importance of interaction in old age, residential facilities, geriatric medicine, and dying.

    Credits: (5)

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Describe and apply basic concepts and theories about the biological, psychological, and social factors that influence the lifestyle and life course of the elderly
    • Explain how class, gender, race, and culture affect aging and recognize the roles and needs of the elderly
    • Recognize the myths and ignorance surrounding aging and older adults in society
    • Discuss the impact of the aging population on society

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/5/2008

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
  
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    SOC 326 - Social Demography


    Description:
    This course surveys major principles and methods of social demography and will cover demographic analysis of population that focuses on both U.S. and global aspects of social change: fertility, mortality and life expectancy, and migration.

    Prerequisites:
    Prerequisite: math placement test score to qualify for at least Math 100C or successful completion of Math 100B with a grade of C or higher.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category: FYE3 - Quantitative Reasoning

    Learner Outcomes:
    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Explain and interpret demographic data presented in mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams and tables.)
    • Convert demographic data and information about fertility, mortality and life expectancy, and migration into statistical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams and tables.)
    • Make analytical judgements and draw appropriate conclusions about population change  based on quantitative analysis of demographic data and vital statistics.
    • Make and evaluate assumptions about national and global population change in estimation modeling and data analysis of social demographic data.
    • Analyze and critique humanistic claims about social change involving quantitative information of U.S. and global population census and vital statistics data. 
    • Perform college-level arithmetical and mathematical calculations about U.S. and global population data. 

    Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
    12/1/19

    Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
    Fall Locations: Ellensburg
 

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