2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


Description of courses offered by the various departments

The symbols FA (fall), SP (spring), and SU (summer) indicate when each course is offered. The credit (semester hours) for each course is indicated in parentheses after the course name. Interim course descriptions are made available during the fall semester and are published online.

 

 

Interdisciplinary

This section includes not only courses that are interdisciplinary (IDIS), but others also that do not fit logically into any single department or which are in disciplines not otherwise offered at Calvin.

  
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    IDIS 396 - Preparation for Graduate Programs in the Physical and Mental Health Professions

    (0)
    FA. This course will explore the application and interview process required for pre-doctoral students. The course is designed specifically to meet the needs of pre-health students with a specific interest in medicine, dentistry and other physical health related professions (e.g. PA, PT, MD/DO, DDS etc.). Topics covered include an overview of the application process, writing the personal statement, professionalism, current issues in the medical sciences, financial planning for graduate school, and the traditional and multiple mini interview process. Prerequisite: planned submission to graduate/professional during spring/summer of current academic year. Prerequisite: Junior Status.

Japanese Language and Literature

  
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    JAPN 101 - Elementary Japanese I

    (4)
    FA. An introduction to Japanese language and culture, stressing both spoken and written Japanese. After one semester students will be able to carry on simple conversations in Japanese, read dialogues written in Japanese, and understand some fundamentals of Japanese social values and ways of thinking.
  
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    JAPN 102 - Elementary Japanese II

    (4)
    SP. A continuation of JAPN 101. Continued study of Japanese grammar with equal emphasis on improving conversational proficiency and on reading and writing Japanese. Many more “kanji” (Chinese characters) will be introduced for reading and writing and as a medium for gaining insight into Japanese culture. Prerequisite: JAPN 101  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    JAPN 201 - Intermediate Japanese I

    (4)
    FA. The goal of this course is to further the student’s ability to speak, understand, read, and write the Japanese language. Extensive oral drills and reading exercises continue to be used. By the end of the term, the student will know 200 “kanji”. Numerous cultural notes and written dialogues portraying various social situations provide insight into Japanese culture and various ways of thinking. Prerequisite: JAPN 102  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    JAPN 202 - Intermediate Japanese II

    (4)
    SP. This semester completes the study of basic Japanese grammar and syntax. By the end of the semester the student will have been introduced to most of the basic grammar patterns of Japanese and will have mastered a total of 270 “kanji”. Prerequisite: JAPN 201  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    JAPN 301 - Advanced Japanese Language I

    (4)
    Tutorial–please contact the instructor This course is designed to develop advanced competence in both spoken and written Japanese through exercises, drills, and conversation in class. The finer points of Japanese grammar will be analyzed systematically. Students will also continue their study of the written language by learning many new “kanji”. Various aspects of life in Japan today are discussed in order to prepare students culturally for travel, study, or work in Japan. Prerequisite: JAPN 202  or permission of the instructor. Tutorial–please contact the instructor
  
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    JAPN 302 - Advanced Japanese Language II

    (4)
    SP. A continuation of the systematic study of advanced grammar and composition. Students will learn many new “kanji” as they improve their skills in written Japanese. Conversation practice will also be emphasized. Prerequisite: JAPN 301  or permission of the instructor. Not offered 2021-2022.
  
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    JAPN 311 - Advanced Japanese Language and Culture I

    (3)
    FA. This course is designed to enhance understanding of Japanese culture, people, colloquial expressions and social behaviors through literature, articles, audio and video clips. Students will practice expressing their thoughts, opinions, and comments in Japanese, and learn to interact fluently in specific situations which are very common if one lives or works in Japan. Prerequisite: JAPN 302  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    JAPN 312 - Advanced Japanese Language and Culture II

    (3)
    SP. This course builds on JAPN 311 through more literature, articles, audio and video clips on Japanese history, society, and culture. Prerequisite: JAPN 311  or permission of the instructor. Not offered 2021-2022.

Kinesiology

  
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    KIN 190 - Adapted Physical Education

    (1)
    FA, SP. This course is available to students with special needs who cannot participate in other physical education/recreation classes. See Kinesiology department chair for information.
  
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    KIN 191 - Lifeguard Training

    (2)
    as needed Elective Course. The courses listed in this series are offered to meet the special interests of students. Students may select a course from this group based on interest or academic program. These courses will count toward the total graduation requirement, but will not count as core courses.
  
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    KIN 199 - Independent Activity

    (1)
    FA, SP. Elective Course. The courses listed in this series are offered to meet the special interests of students. Students may select a course from this group based on interest or academic program. These courses will count toward the total graduation requirement, but will not count as core courses.
  
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    KIN 201 - Introduction to Kinesiology

    (3)
    FA, SP. An exploration of human movement in work, leisure, play, sport, fitness and similar settings. This study of personal development in, about, and through physical activity builds on a Christian understanding of the human body and the place of physical activity and personal development in the Christian life and includes biological, social and philosophical factors that affect health and wholeness in populations around the world. A gateway course designed to develop wonder and possibilities from and for professions and content areas in Kinesiology and related fields.
  
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    KIN 204 - Curricular and Instructional Principles for Teaching Physical Education

    (2)
    FA, alternate years. An overview of curricular concepts, planning principles and management skills necessary for effective teaching and learning in physical education. This course is designed to give prospective teachers insights into the nature of physical education and effective instructional strategies. The course involves discussions, written assignments, research readings, observations, task teaching, and assessment applications. Prerequisite: KIN 201.
  
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    KIN 212 - Anatomical Kinesiology

    (3)
    FA. A study of human motion based on structural foundations. Particular attention is given to bone, joint, muscle, connective and nerve structures, and the movement patterns specific to these structures. An analysis of efficient anatomical movement patterns for loco-motor, manipulative, and sport skills are studied in the course. Prerequisite: BIOL 205  (may be taken concurrently) or permission of the instructor.
  
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    KIN 213 - Biomechanics

    (3)
    SP. A study of human movement based on the body’s anatomical structure and mechanical function. Includes a review of anatomical movement patterns with in-depth kinematic and kinetic analysis of loco-motor, manipulative, and sport skills. Students determine patterns of efficient movement for various sports skills based on physical and mechanical principles of human movement. Prerequisite: KIN 212 and either PHYS 221  or PHYS 223 , or permission of the instructor. The physics class may be taken concurrently with KIN 213.
  
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    KIN 214 - Applied Kinesiology

    (3)
    FA. The course will study pragmatic and field based material related to human anatomy, kinesiology and biomechanics. Primary focus will be applied to the study of major muscle and joint groups as they are involved in the science of human movement. Students will be required to learn the basic neuro-anatomical structures and functions of the musculoskeletal system. Students will also learn the basic mechanical laws that govern movement and apply these principles to common movements in sport, exercise, dance, and other physical activities. Prerequisite: sophomore status and BIOL 115 .
  
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    KIN 215 - Physical Education and Recreation for Persons with Disabilities

    (2)
    SP, alternate years. Philosophy and basic concepts relating to planning and conducting programs in educational and community settings for individuals with disabilities. Concepts and techniques in program planning, leadership, and adaptations of facilities, activities, equipment in physical education and recreation services for individuals with special needs are reviewed and discussed.
  
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    KIN 216 - Medical Terminology

    (3)
    FA. This fulfills the prerequisite for pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, and therapeutic recreation graduate programs. The course includes basic medical word structure, organization of the body, word parts (roots, suffixes, prefixes), medical specialties, and case reports. The course includes chapter quizzes, practice reading and writing medical records, a faith perspective paper, and a comprehensive final exam.
  
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    KIN 218 - Administration of Athletics

    (3)
    SP, alternate years. This survey course will introduce students to the profession of sport management and its relationship to the broader fields of physical education and recreation. The course will include an overview of the major aspects of sport management including sport facility design, sports marketing and fundraising, leadership and personnel management in sport, and sport law. Prerequisite: KIN 201.
  
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    KIN 223 - Movement and Health Education in the Elementary Classroom

    (3)
    FA, SP. The course provides working knowledge of the fundamentals of health and physical education, emphasizing aspects that can be integrated into the elementary classroom. Particular attention is given to the rationale, curriculum, resource materials, and learning activities most important to elementary students. An overarching theme within the course is to examine God’s gifts of human movement and health and a Christian response to these gifts. The course is required for all elementary education students. Prerequisite: EDUC 102  (may be taken concurrently).
  
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    KIN 240 - Cardio-respiratory Fitness Assessment, Prescription, and Leadership

    (2)
    FA. This class and lab-based course will introduce students to the methods and skills necessary for cardio-respiratory fitness (CRF) appraisal and prescription for healthy adults, as well as the principles of group and one-on-one aerobic exercise leadership. Topics include 1) risk factor identification and stratification, 2) relative contraindications to exercise testing, 3) informed consent and health questionnaires, and 4) submaximal and maximal aerobic exercise testing skills including blood pressure and heart rate. The benefits and risks of exercise testing and training, and the accepted modalities for exercise leadership will be discussed and practiced in the laboratory and both a fitness and aquatic center setting. Prerequisites: personal fitness core.
  
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    KIN 241 - Muscular Fitness Assessment, Prescription, and Leadership

    (2)
    SP. This class and lab-based course will introduce students to the methods and skills necessary for muscular strength and flexibility (MSF) assessment and prescription for healthy adults, as well as the principles of strength training group leadership and individualized personal training. Topics include muscular strength, endurance, power, and flexibility assessment, 2) the benefits and risks associated with resistance training, 3) selection and prescription of appropriate resistance and flexibility training modalities based on fitness assessment, 4) common orthopedic considerations, and 5) ability to safely demonstrate and lead exercises. Students will learn to conduct a comprehensive workout to include evaluation, warm-up, training bout, cool-down, and flexibility modalities. Prerequisite: personal fitness core.
  
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    KIN 242 - Dance in Physical Education

    (2)
    FA, alternate years. Required of all physical education/ teacher education majors and minors. This course explores the doing and creating of dance (process and product) and the planning and teaching of dance (lesson design and pedagogy) in the physical education curriculum K-12. Students gain a working knowledge of the fundamentals of dance within Physical Education. Students study, perform, create, plan and teach various dance forms (folk, square, social and creative dance) with special attention to appropriate resources and pedagogy. Learning occurs through lectures, discussions, studio activity, teaching opportunities and the collection of dance resources.
  
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    KIN 243 - Sport Psychology

    (3)
    SP, alternate years. This introductory course examines the ways in which psychological factors influence one’s sport performance. Research based topics include an examination of attentional styles and issues, causal attributions, motivational factors, somatic and cognitive competitive anxiety, and issues related to mood states, self-talk, self-concept and self-efficacy. This course also examines an array of research based psychological principles and skills which an individual can employ to enhance her/his motor performance. Such topics include the use of imagery, motivational strategies, goal setting, thought-stopping techniques, cognitive restructuring, methods to manage somatic and cognitive anxiety, attentional control skills, and strategies to enhance one’s self-concept and self-efficacy. Students are evaluated on in-class participation, a group or individual research project and presentation, homework assignments and written tests. Prerequisite: KIN 201.
  
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    KIN 255 - Sports Medicine

    (3)
    The course covers physiological principles as they apply to physical conditioning and rehabilitation from injuries. Specific types of conditioning programs and general first aid techniques are studied. Laboratory topics include taping techniques. Prerequisite: BIOL 115 , KIN 212, or equivalent. Not offered 2021-2022.
  
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    KIN 302 - Sociology of Sport

    (3)
    FA, alternate years. A study of the social and social-psychological dynamics of sports in modern society. Areas receiving special attention are youth sports, interscholastic sports, and professional sports. Emphasis is put on describing and understanding sports participants, observers, and the relationship of sport as an institution to the rest of the social structure. Also offered as SOC 302.
  
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    KIN 305 - Elementary Physical Activity and Development

    (3)
    FA, alternate years. A study of basic knowledge, skills, and strategies involved in the various educational activities appropriate for elementary school physical education programs. This course focuses on methods and resources for the elementary school curricula. Course includes lectures, discussions, demonstrations, laboratory teachings, student presentations, and resource material compilations. Prerequisites: KIN 204.
  
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    KIN 306 - High School Physical Activity and Skill Acquisition

    (3)
    SP, alternate years. This course focuses on methods and resource materials appropriate for secondary school physical education programs. Coverage includes team sports, individual and dual sports, fitness building activities, recreational sports activities, and adaptive activities. The course includes lectures, discussions, demonstrations, laboratory teachings, student presentations, and compilation of resource materials. Prerequisites: KIN 204.
  
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    KIN 320 - Sports Marketing and Public Relations

    (3)
    SP, alternate years. This course explores the breadth of the sports marketing industry and its consumer and communication realities. Students study market selection and how to plan, create, and assess sports marketing communication programs that include advertising, marketing, public relations, and new media. Prerequisites: KIN 218 or permission of instructor.
  
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    KIN 325 - Physiology of Physical Activity

    (4)
    SP. A study of physical efficiency and physiological principles involved in human exercise. Emphasis will be placed on the responses of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and muscular systems. The course includes the physiology of factors affecting performance such as the environment and the use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. The laboratory will help students apply principles and techniques used in assessment of physiological responses to exercise. Prerequisite: BIOL 115 , BIOL 141 , or permission of the instructor.
  
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    KIN 328 - Advanced Practices in Exercise Science

    (3)
    FA. An in-depth survey of clinical exercise physiology, disease and disability, and practical application of prescriptive exercise throughout the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on advanced health and fitness appraisal and exercise prescription for specific populations (youth, adults, pregnancy, elderly) and disease modalities (cardiovascular, pulmonary, neuromuscular, orthopedic, immunologic). Exercise counseling and behavior strategies, as well as legal, professional, and management topics will be discussed. The course includes critique and design of research in exercise science and a personal training practicum. Prerequisites: junior standing, KIN 213  and KIN 325 , or permission of instructor.
  
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    KIN 332 - Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport

    (3)
    FA, SP. Capstone course. This course provides students with a survey of philosophical inquiry about sport and physical education. Topics include the nature of play and sport, sport as meaningful experiences, ethics in sport and physical activity, and contemporary issues such as drugs, violence, and gender. Throughout the course, students are confronted with issues from a Christian and Reformed perspective in order to develop their own Christian perspectives. Prerequisites: biblical foundations I or theological foundations I, developing a Christian mind, and philosophical foundations.
  
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    KIN 346 - Field Internship

    (3)
    FA, SP, SU. An internship or field experience at an approved agency, institution, or service as specified by a student’s major and advisor in kinesiology. Where applicable, the seminar focuses on the problems and issues involved in relating theory to professional practice. Prerequisite: Recreation majors must first complete all courses in the recreation program. Other kinesiology majors must have junior or senior standing. All students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0) and the approval of the department advisor.
  
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    KIN 359 - Student Teaching Seminar

    (3)
    FA. The seminar deals with perspectives and methods of teaching physical education. This course should be taken concurrently with EDUC 346 and will provide a forum for discussion of problems and issues that develop during student teaching. Before taking this course, students must be admitted into directed teaching by the education and Kinesiology Departments. Students must complete the physical education major prior to student teaching.
  
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    KIN 380 - Individual Competencies

    (1)
    FA, SP. This course assists students in the development of a portfolio documenting essential skills and experiences needed to prepare them for professional practice in the disciplines of health, physical education, recreation, and dance. Students will document their skill competence in a variety of fitness, movement/dance and sport activities, as well as document proficiency in teaching, administrative, and professional competencies. This course is cross-listed with RECR 380  .
  
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    KIN 383 - External Practicum

    (1)
    Students work at least 60 hours in a position that must be related to their major. May be repeated multiple times for credit. No more than 12 credit hours of internship and/or practicum can be counted toward graduation requirements. International students enrolled in this course may apply for CPT authorization. Online. Prerequisites: Not open to first-year students. Must be a major in department and have received approval from the department. Applications are initiated through the Career Center. Students find their own position, which must be approved by the Career Center and the department.
  
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    KIN 390 - Independent Study

    (1-4)
    FA, SP.
  
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    KIN 391 - Honors Project and Presentation

    (1-4)
    FA, SP.
  
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    KIN 500 - Research Methods in Exercise Science

    (3)
    Offered as needed. This course is a general research methods course for students studying a broad range of professions in exercise science. Topics include the scientific method, research planning and designs, data collection, descriptive and inferential statistics, and evaluation and dissemination of research. Prerequisite: Admission into the MS in exercise science program.
  
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    KIN 504 - Biostatistics

    (3)
    Offered as needed. Understanding and interpreting data is a necessary skill for understanding health metrics and making good decisions. You will learn statistical methods and principles necessary for understanding, calculating, and interpreting data used in various health professions, including public health and exercise science, and policy evaluation and formation. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphical data summary, sampling, probability and distributions, statistical comparison of groups, correlation, and regression. Crosslisted as PUBH 504. Prerequisite: Admission into the MS in exercise science program.
  
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    KIN 505 - Facilities and Event Management

    (3)
    Offered as needed. This course is designed to give students advanced information and knowledge on the operation and management of athletic and recreational facilities. Strategies and techniques required to run successful sporting, workplace wellness, and fitness and exercise events will be applied. Students will learn how to manage logistics - the who, what, where, when, and how - of running events, including task list development, process management, and development of contingency plans.
  
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    KIN 508 - Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health

    (3)
    Offered as needed. We live in an era when advances in medical technology and treatment rush at us so fast and furiously that it is easy to lose sight of the critical role of our own behavior in our health and longevity. Health behaviors, attitudes, and overall well-being are also influenced by our gender, age, personality, ethnic and cultural background. This course will promote your understanding of, and respect for, the differences among groups of people; it will increase your awareness of the special challenges and problems faced by various groups. Some of the challenges are, of course, beyond our control, but many are not. We will use research evidence to structure our understanding of social and behavioral aspects of health. We will evaluate appropriate outcomes of behavioral modifications related to health and well-being. Crosslisted as PUBH 508. Prerequisite: Admission into the MS in exercise science program.
  
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    KIN 513 - Functional Movement and Motor Learning

    (3)
    Offered as needed. In this course, students will investigate motor control, coordination, and motor skill acquisition and re-training, ranging from activities of daily living and rehabilitation to the performance of athletes. Course topics also include how to train the body to move efficiently, prevent injury, improve balance and flexibility, build strength, and improve overall quality of life. Applied functional movement techniques will be taught, including understanding fascia, movement screening, and assessments. Prerequisite: Admission into the MS in exercise science program.
  
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    KIN 515 - Principles of Cardiac Rehabilitation

    (3)
    Offered as needed. In this course, students will examine models of cardiac rehabilitation program delivery from inpatient to post-rehabilitation care. Cardiac disease patients and special demographic populations will be studied, with regard to modifiable lifestyle practices such as nutrition and physical activity, cardiovascular risk factors, behavior modification, program adherence, and management of potential emergencies. Students will gain skills in administrative and managerial procedures, program assessment, and case management.  Prerequisite: Admission into the MS in exercise science program.
  
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    KIN 520 - Marketing and Promotion in Sport and Exercise

    (3)
    Offered as needed. This course helps students gain a deeper understanding of the breadth of sport and exercise marketing by an in-depth examination of product, price, place, and promotion. Topics will include market segmentation, branding, sponsorships, marketing research and strategy, licensing, public relations, and venue and event marketing. Prerequisite: Admission into the MS in exercise science program.
  
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    KIN 525 - Physiology of Activity

    (3)
    Offered as needed. In this course, students will study physical efficiency and physiological principles involved in human exercise. Emphasis will be placed on the responses of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and muscular systems. The course includes the physiology of factors affecting performance such as the environment and use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. Students will apply principles and techniques used in assessment of physiological responses to exercise to design an appropriate exercise program.
  
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    KIN 528 - Advanced Sport and Tactical Performance

    (3)
    Offered as needed. In this course, students will apply scientific knowledge to train individuals for the primary goal of improving athletic and job performance. They will design sport-specific testing sessions, implement safe and effective strength training and conditioning programs, and integrate general guidance regarding nutrition and injury prevention. Students will also learn to how to design and facilitate strength training programs to increase the performance, readiness, and longevity of tactical professionals while decreasing the likelihood of fitness-related injuries. Prerequisites: Functional Movement and Motor Learning, Physiology of Activity
  
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    KIN 530 - Injury Prevention and Return to Play

    (3)
    Offered as needed. In this course, students will apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology, motor learning, functional movement, and strength and conditioning to injury prevention and return to play and activity. Students will learn how to identify individuals and situations which contribute toward higher risk of injury, as well as design appropriate training and conditioning programs for prevention and mitigation. Prerequisite: Functional Movement and Motor Learning.
  
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    KIN 543 - Sport Psychology

    (3)
    Offered as needed. This course examines the ways in which psychological factors influence one’s sport performance and exercise adherence. Research based topics include an examination of attentional styles and issues, causal attributions, motivational factors, somatic and cognitive competitive anxiety, and issues related to mood states, self-talk, self-concept and self-efficacy. This course also examines an array of research based psychological principles and skills which an individual can employ to motor performance, including the following topics: use of imagery, motivational strategies, goal setting, thought-stopping techniques, cognitive restructuring, methods to manage somatic and cognitive anxiety, attentional control skills, and strategies to enhance one’s self-concept and self-efficacy.  Prerequisite: Admission into the MS in exercise science program.
  
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    KIN 544 - Leading Groups and Teams

    (3)
    Offered as needed. Groups and teams are an integral part of modern businesses and organizational life. To be better prepared to succeed as a leader, manager or member of teams, this course: (1) creates opportunities to lead and manage dynamic teams and design and implement effective team processes, and (2) introduces the critical theories, concepts and frameworks used by successful managers to diagnose team performance and the threats and opportunities teams face. The learning objectives for the course will be accomplished through (1) analysis and discussion of case studies, (2) critical evaluation of current approaches to and realities of team management, and (3) active participation in team exercises and simulations. Crosslisted as MGMT 544 . Prerequisite: Admission into the MS in exercise science program.
  
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    KIN 545 - Clinical Exercise Physiology

    (3)
    Offered as needed. In this course, students will study the clinical aspects of exercise physiology including fundamental knowledge of disease-specific pathology and treatment guidelines. Exercise testing and training principles for patients with chronic diseases and disabilities will be examined, including metabolic, respiratory, immune, neuromuscular, and bone and joint disorders. Special populations studied will include children, elderly, and pregnant and post-partum women. Prerequisite: KIN 325, KIN 525, or an equivalent undergraduate exercise physiology course with lab.
  
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    KIN 546 - Externship in Exercise Science

    (3)
    Offered as needed. This course includes a 64-hour work experience (8 hours/week) in an approved setting where students have the opportunity to enhance skills in their chosen concentration area. Students will work under the supervision of an individual at the externship site as well as a Calvin faculty member. Completion of a project which allows them to integrate their academic preparation through problem solving or program implementation in a worksite setting is due by the end of the course. This course must be taken sometime in the last two terms.
  
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    KIN 554 - Fitness and Sports Nutrition

    (3)
    Offered as needed. Students will examine the role of nutrition in fitness and sport with an emphasis on human performance optimization. Topics will include advanced manipulation of macro and micronutrients, ergogenic aids, supplementation, fluid balance, body composition, and nutrition in changing environments. Prerequisite: Admission into the MS in exercise science program.
  
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    KIN 590 - Capstone in Exercise Science

    (3)
    Offered as needed. The exercise science capstone course provides an opportunity to culminate all aspects of the graduate program through development of an exercise science final project. Examples may include a publishable journal article, employee handbook, personal website, a marketing proposal, instructional media, program or facility development, on-line course materials, lab manual, curriculum development, or event plan. Students will post their capstone project to classmates and graduate instructor. Throughout the course, students will examine faith and leadership topics from a Christian perspective in order to develop their own vocation mission statement by the end of the course. This course should be taken some time during the last two terms.

Korean

  
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    KOR 101 - Elementary Korean I

    (4)
    FA. An introductory course in which basic conversational and grammatical skills are taught. The course is based on a communicative approach, aiming for students to be able to communicate in Korean at a basic level and also to have a structural awareness of the language. Major cultural aspects of Korea are also studied in a Christian context. No prerequisites.
  
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    KOR 102 - Elementary Korean II

    (4)
    SP. A continuation of KOR 101, the course continues to focus on basic conversational and grammatical skills. The course is based on a communicative approach, aiming for students to be able to communicate in Korean at more than a basic level and also to have a functional structural awareness of the language. Major cultural aspects of Korea are also incorporated in a Christian context throughout the course. Prerequisite: KOR 101  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    KOR 201 - Intermediate Korean I

    (4)
    FA. A continuation of KOR 102. Continued study of Korean grammar, with equal emphasis on improving conversational proficiency and on reading and writing Korean, as well as the language as a medium for gaining insight into Korean culture. Prerequisite: KOR 102  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    KOR 202 - Intermediate Korean II

    (4)
    SP. A continuation of KOR 201. Completion of the study of basic grammar and further study of the Korean writing system, with continued emphasis on both speaking and reading. Course goals include conversational and reading comprehension and cultural understanding. Prerequisite: KOR 201  or permission of instructor.

Latin

  
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    LATN 101 - Elementary Latin I

    (4)


    FA. For students who have had only one year of high school Latin or no Latin at all. This course will teach students the essentials of grammar and a basic vocabulary, and an appreciation of the Latin language, its literature, and its importance in today’s culture. Sententiae from the principal Latin authors will be read. Together with Latin 102 this course fulfills the core language requirement. No prerequisites.

  
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    LATN 102 - Elementary Latin II

    (4)


    SP. A continuation of LATN 101. Students will continue to learn the fundamentals of Latin grammar, syntax, morphology, and vocabulary, and various aspects of Roman culture and history.  Students will also begin to read longer selections of authentic Latin. This course fulfills the core language requirement.

      Prerequisite: LATN 101 or its equivalent.

  
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    LATN 201 - Intermediate Latin

    (3)
    A thorough review of the essentials of grammar will accompany the reading of selected Latin prose and/or poetry. Prerequisite: two years of high school Latin or two courses of college Latin. Not offered 2021-2022.
  
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    LATN 205 - Latin Prose

    (3)
    SP, alternate years. Readings in a selected Roman prose author, with special emphasis on gaining reading proficiency in Latin prose. Prerequisite: LATN 201, three years of high school Latin, or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit, depending on course content and permission of the instructor. Not offered 2021-2022.
  
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    LATN 206 - Latin Poetry

    (3)
    SP, alternate years. Readings in a selected Roman poet, with special emphasis on gaining reading proficiency in Latin poetry. Prerequisite: LATN 201, three years of high school Latin, or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit, depending on course content and permission of the instructor.
  
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    LATN 300 - Readings in Latin Literature

    (3)
    SP. Readings from a Latin prose author and/or poet, with special emphasis on literary qualities, as illumined by critical scholarship. May be repeated for credit, depending on course content and permission of the instructor.

Management: Graduate

  
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    MGMT 531 - Marketing Concepts

    (3)
    FA. The marketing management process (a.k.a corporate marketing or strategic marketing) is critical at all levels of the organization, regardless of the title applied to the activity. This course focuses on formulating and implementing marketing management strategies and tactics and relating marketing principles to consumer and business actions. The course also includes opportunities to develop a marketing strategy and select appropriate tactics to successfully implement the strategy and deliver value to the target market.  Prerequisite: admission into the graduate business program.
  
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    MGMT 533 - Accounting

    (3)
    FA. Organizational leaders are expected to make effective data-driven decisions. This course focuses on the development and use of accounting information in the analysis and decision-making process. This course includes financial accounting and managerial accounting topics. The financial accounting topics include Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), asset valuation, measurement of liabilities, and income determination. The managerial accounting topics include cost-volume-profit analysis, differential analysis, and budgeting. In addition to using accounting information to make effective decisions, the course focuses on communicating (orally, visually, and in writing) to a variety of stakeholders.  Prerequisite: admission to the graduate business program.
  
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    MGMT 535 - Statistical Analysis

    (3)
    SP. This course focuses on analyzing datasets and considering case studies from fields including marketing, finance, and management. Through the application of statistical software and Excel, computations are used to present descriptive statistics. Tools such as regression models are used to make appropriate statistical inferences for decision-making. Prerequisite: admission into the graduate business program.
  
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    MGMT 537 - Corporate Finance

    (3)
    SP. Organizations are often challenged in determining a capital structure that results in minimizing the cost of capital. This course focuses on the “why” and “how” companies raise debt and equity capital from investors, and considerations necessary to make informed decisions to invest capital in future growth opportunities. Accounting information and financial analyses are used and performed to assist with the above decisions and to advocate with company stakeholders. Prerequisite: admission into the graduate business program.
  
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    MGMT 542 - Leadership: Service, Influence, and Transformation

    (3)
    SU. What are some of the critical skills of self-leadership needed to achieve personal and professional goals? How can these skills be applied toward service, influence, and intentional development and growth? This course focuses on the social, cognitive, and psychological processes characterizing authentic, servant, and transformational leadership, and provides an introduction of certain critical skills of self-leadership that contribute to accomplishing personal and professional goals. Other areas of emphasis include identification of individual differences and using assessment materials, analytical tools, and theory to develop action plans that will support sustained personal and professional growth. Prerequisite: admission into the graduate business program.
  
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    MGMT 544 - Leading Groups and Teams

    (3)
    FA. Groups and teams are an integral part of modern businesses and organizational life. To be better prepared to succeed as a leader, manager or member of teams, this course: (1) creates opportunities to lead and manage dynamic teams and design and implement effective team processes, and (2) introduces the critical theories, concepts and frameworks used by successful managers to diagnose team performance and the threats and opportunities teams face. Crosslisted as KIN 544 . Prerequisite: admission into the graduate business program.
  
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    MGMT 546 - Leading Organizations: Structure, Culture, and Change

    (3)
    SP. Healthy and successful organizations are structured in alignment with their strategy, have strong, values-based cultures, and are able to adapt to change. This course will enhance an understanding of life inside organizations through an interdisciplinary examination of common organizational practices such as organizational structure, culture differentiation and internal integration, culture typologies, as well as leadership attributes and styles. The course is designed to increase effectiveness in dealing with multiple aspects of organizational change – by understanding conditions that may require it, increasing awareness of multiple ways that organizations change, managing change, receiving and participating in it, and understanding approaches and responses to change. Prerequisite: admission into the graduate business program.
  
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    MGMT 548 - Responsible Leadership

    (3)
    FA. How should an organization approach the many challenges and considerations involved in making sustainable business decisions that take into account all stakeholders? This course will orient students to the ethical imperatives of leadership in contemporary organizations.  Responsible leadership theory will provide a framework for connecting virtuous character with responsiveness to the organization’s stakeholders, and to organizational sustainability. Alternative models of corporate social responsibility, including models informed by Christian theological and social traditions, will be presented and critiqued. Contextual agendas for responsible leadership will be developed through reflective writing exercises. Prerequisite: admission into the graduate business program.
  
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    MGMT 555 - Strategic Management

    (3)
    SU. To achieve its goals, an organization must design and execute an effective strategy across its various areas. This course focuses on identifying opportunities and developing strategies for success. Emphasis is placed on the strategy-making process and challenging common narratives, developing skills to analyze both the external and internal environments, and rethinking competitive positioning including business models. Prerequisite: admission into the graduate business program.

Marketing: Undergraduate

  
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    MKTG 301 - Marketing

    (3)
    FA, SP. A study of the principles and strategies for planning and controlling marketing programs, including the market research, product development, pricing, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods, services, experiences, and values that attempts to satisfy individual and organizational needs and objectives. Includes real-world learning projects. For entry into this 300-level marketing course, students must have achieved at least a C in BUS 101, BUS 201, and ACCT 203. Prerequisite: ECON 221 .
  
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    MKTG 302 - Consumer Behavior

    (3)
    FA, SP. An in-depth look at the processes involved when consumers purchase and use products, study of internal and external influences for purchase, and implications for marketing research and marketing strategy. Includes real-world learning research projects. Prerequisites: MKTG 301  and STAT 143  or equivalent.
  
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    MKTG 303 - Professional Selling

    (3)
    SP. This class uses a relationship selling model that builds value and benefits both the buying and selling parties. Students will learn communications skills useful in making informative and persuasive presentations. Course topics include prospecting, how to make positive first impressions, presentation skills, managing objections, negotiating, reaching win-win decisions, time management, team-selling, sales force management, and serving customers. Prerequisite: MKTG 301 .
  
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    MKTG 310 - Special Topics in Marketing

    (3)
    FA, SP. A study of marketing theory, strategy, and tactics. This course is research based and includes real-world learning projects. Prerequisites: STAT 143  and MKTG 301 .
  
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    MKTG 383 - External Practicum

    (1)
    FA, SP, SU. Students work at least 60 hours in a position that must be related to their major. May be repeated multiple times for credit. No more than 12 credit hours of internship and/or practicum can be counted toward graduation requirements. International students enrolled in this course may apply for CPT authorization. Online. Prerequisites: Not open to first-year students. Must be a major in department and have received approval from the department. Applications are initiated through the Career Center. Students find their own position, which must be approved by the Career Center and the department.

Mathematics

  
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    MATH 071 - Calculus I Supplemental Instruction

    (1)
    FA. This course introduces students to learning theories and practices used to be successful as college learners of Calculus. Students will regularly apply theories and practices to a paired Calculus I course (MATH 171) to aid student learning. Many of the strategies learned will have application across content areas, but the primary focus will be on calculus and its prerequisites. Corequisite: MATH 171 .
  
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    MATH 072 - Calculus II Supplemental Instruction

    (1)
    SP. This course introduces students to learning theories and practices used to be successful as college learners of Calculus. Students will regularly apply theories and practices to a paired Calculus II course (MATH 172) to aid student learning. Many of the strategies learned will have application across content areas, but the primary focus will be on calculus and its prerequisites. Corequisite: MATH 172 .
  
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    MATH 100 - Mathematics in the Contemporary World

    (3)
    FA, SP. An introduction to the nature and variety of mathematics results and methods, mathematical models and their applications, and to the interaction between mathematics and culture. Not open to mathematics and natural science majors.
  
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    MATH 132 - Calculus for Management, Life, and Social Sciences

    (4)
    SP. Functions, limits, and derivatives. Applications of derivatives to maximum-minimum problems, exponential and logarithmic functions, integrals, and functions of several variables. Not open to those who have completed MATH 171.
  
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    MATH 171 - Calculus I

    (4)
    FA, SP. This course serves as an introduction to calculus. Topics include functions, limits, derivatives, applications of derivatives, and integrals. Historical and philosophical aspects of calculus are integrated with the development of the mathematical ideas, providing a sense of the context in which calculus was developed. Prerequisite: four years of college preparatory mathematics or the equivalent. A calculus readiness test is administered by the department during orientation. Fulfills the mathematics core requirement.
  
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    MATH 172 - Calculus II

    (4)
    FA, SP. Techniques of integration, applications of integration, infinite sequences and series, parametric equations and polar coordinates, vectors and the geometry of space. Prerequisite: a C- or better in MATH 171 . First-year students with advanced placement credit for MATH 171  should normally enroll in section AP.
  
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    MATH 190 - First-Year Seminar in Mathematics

    (1)
    FA. An introduction in seminar format to several different topics in mathematics not otherwise part of the undergraduate program. Topics vary by semester, but will include both classical and recent results and both theoretical and applied topics. The goals of the course are to acquaint students with the breadth of mathematics and to provide opportunity for students interested in mathematics to study these topics together. All first-year students interested in mathematics (regardless of prospective major program) are welcome to register. This course will be graded on a credit/no-credit basis.
  
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    MATH 221 - The Real Number System and Methods for Elementary School Teachers

    (4)
    FA, SP. This course provides prospective elementary school teachers with background needed for teaching elementary mathematics. Both content and methodology relevant to school mathematics are considered. Topics covered include the real number system and its sub-systems. Pedagogical issues addressed include the nature of mathematics and of mathematics learning and the role of problem solving and the impact of technology in the elementary school mathematics curriculum. Prerequisite: EDUC 102 , may be taken concurrently. Fulfills the mathematics core requirement.
  
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    MATH 222 - Geometry, Probability, Statistics, and Methods for Elementary School Teachers

    (4)
    FA, SP. This course is a continuation of MATH 221. Both content and methodology relevant to teaching geometry, probability, and statistics in elementary school are considered. Topics covered include basic geometric concepts in two and three dimensions, transformational geometry, measurement, probability, and descriptive and inferential statistics. Pedagogical issues addressed include the place of geometry, probability, and statistics in the elementary school curriculum, use of computers in mathematics, and the development of geometric and probabilistic thinking. Prerequisite: MATH 221  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    MATH 231 - Differential Equations with Linear Algebra

    (4)
    FA, SP. An introduction to solutions and applications of first and second-order ordinary differential equations including Laplace transforms, elementary linear algebra, systems of linear differential equations, numerical methods and non-linear equations. Prerequisites: a C- or better in MATH 172 .
  
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    MATH 251 - Discrete Mathematics

    (3)
    FA. An introduction to a number of topics in discrete mathematics including propositional and predicate logic, functions and sets, induction and other proof techniques, recurrences, and modular arithmetic. Prerequisites: CS 106  or CS 108  and MATH 132  or MATH 171 .
  
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    MATH 252 - Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science

    (3)
    SP. An introduction to a number of topics in discrete mathematics that are particularly useful for work in computer science including trees and graphs, counting techniques, discrete probability, and models of computation. Prerequisites: CS 106  or CS 108  and MATH 132  or MATH 171 .
  
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    MATH 255 - Introductory Linear Algebra

    (4)
    FA. An introduction to mathematical reasoning and linear algebra, including applications. Prerequisites: MATH 171 .
  
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    MATH 270 - An Introduction to Multivariable Calculus

    (3)
    FA. Partial derivatives, multiple integrals and vector calculus. This course consists of the first 39 class periods of MATH 271 and is intended only for engineers who cannot fit the four-hour MATH 271 into their program. Prerequisite: a C- or better in MATH 172 .
  
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    MATH 271 - Multivariable Calculus

    (4)
    FA, SP. Partial derivatives, multiple integrals and vector calculus. Prerequisite: a C- or better in MATH 172 .
  
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    MATH 301 - Foundations of Geometry

    (4)
    SP, alternate years. A study of Euclidean and hyperbolic geometries from an axiomatic viewpoint. Additional topics include transformations, geometric constructions (facilitated through software), and the construction of models for geometries. Prerequisite: MATH 255  or permission of the instructor.
  
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    MATH 305 - The Geometry and Topology of Manifolds

    (4)
    FA, alternate years. An introduction to the study of manifolds, including both the geometric topology and the differential geometry of manifolds. The emphasis is on low-dimensional manifolds, especially curves and surfaces. Topics include the topology of subsets of Euclidean space, curves and surfaces in Euclidean space, the topological classification of compact connected surfaces, smooth curves and surfaces, curvature, geodesics, the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem and the geometry of space. Prerequisites: MATH 270  or MATH 271  and MATH 231 , MATH 255  or MATH 355 . Not offered 2021-2022.
  
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    MATH 312 - Logic, Computability, and Complexity

    (4)
    FA, alternate years. An introduction to first-order logic, computability and computational complexity. Topics covered include soundness and completeness of a formal proof system, computability and non-computability, and computational complexity with an emphasis on NP-completeness. Also listed as CS 312. Prerequisite: either MATH 255  or both MATH 251  and MATH 252 .
  
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    MATH 323 - Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary and Middle School

    (2)
    FA, SP. A discussion of the methods, pedagogy, and strategies for teaching mathematics in the elementary/middle school. Curricular issues, including discussion of various materials and the use of technology, will be tied to criteria for evaluation of such. Topics of assessment, state and national standards, and lesson development will be examined. The relationship of mathematics teaching and the Christian worldview will be discussed. Field experiences will allow students the opportunity to see the issues raised in the course in the setting of a school. Prerequisites: MATH 221  (or any other 200 level mathematics course), MATH 222 , EDUC 302 .
  
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    MATH 327 - Mathematics Content and Teaching Methods for Middle Grades

    (3)
    SP. This course examines best practices in the teaching and learning of mathematics for the middle grades. Relevant mathematics concepts for these grade levels will be explored. This course is generally taken during the junior year and is required for education majors seeking middle and/or high school licensure to teach mathematics. Prerequisites: EDUC 302  or EDUC 303  and a 200-level math course.
  
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    MATH 331 - Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

    (4)
    FA, alternate years. Qualitative study of linear and nonlinear ordinary differential equations and discrete time maps including stability analysis, bifurcations, fractal structures and chaos; applications to biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Prerequisite: MATH 231  or permission of instructor.
 

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