High School: Concord High School class of 2002 Academic Honors
College: Manchester College class of 2006 Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Social Studies, Concentration in Economics
Courses in the Social Studies major that I have taken at Manchester
221 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS 3 hours
The principles of economics with emphasis on methodology of economic analysis, supply
and demand theory, market theory, resource allocation, public provision of goods, and the
economic discussion of environmental quality and resource use. Fall. Spring.
222 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS 3 hours
Continued study in the principles of economics with emphasis on national income analysis,
national problems of unemployment and inflation, banking, fiscal and monetary policies, and
international economics. This course will discuss the choices society must make within the
economic framework. Fall. Spring. GE-K1
320 ECONOMICS OF RACE, GENDER, AND CLASS 3 hours
An introduction to differences in economic outcomes as a result of group (race/gender/class)
membership. Economic inequality from an environment of unequal power, participation rules,
and access to resources is explored. Topics include premarket discrimination, leisure-labor
and household decisions, market discrimination, forms of oppression, race/gender/class bias
(past and present), social change, and public policy. Prerequisite: Junior or senior class
328 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 3 hours
An introduction to the economic experiences of the developing countries of Asia, Africa, and
Latin America. Topics include theories of development and the issues of population growth,
poverty, income inequality, external dependence and debt, governmental inefficiencies,
environmental erosion, the agricultural sector, and trade policy. GE-M2.
111 INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING 3 hours
Introduction to the role of the teacher as a professional. Content includes: professional
development, decision-making, effective teaching, family involvement, culture of and in
schools, professional standards, collaboration, and teachers as lifelong learners. Field
experience required. Fall. January. Spring.
235 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (W) 2 hours
Application of theories of learning. Content develops and awareness of the growth and
development of learners from early childhood through adolescence. May require field
experiences. Prerequisites: EDUC 111; ENG 110. Fall. Spring
253 CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION 1 hour
IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
The study and practice of skills and processes for effective conflict resolution and mediation
in secondary schools. Fall
348 JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL 3 hours
A study of the growth and development of students in grades 5-9 and the characteristics of a
junior high/middle school program that meets their needs. Must be taken the fall semester
immediately prior to student teaching. May require field experience. Prerequisite: EDUC 235.
352 ADOLESCENT EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS 3 hours
The study of adolescents with exceptionalities, and direct application of methods, materials,
technology, management, and assessment of students who experience difficulties in literacy
and learning in content areas. Field experience required. Prerequisite: EDUC 235. Fall.
360 CLASSROOM BEHAVIORAL MANAGEMENT 2 hours
The study of current models of classroom discipline and techniques to manage individual and
group behavior. Field experience required. Taken concurrently with EDUC 251, 301, 319,
331; MATH 303. Prerequisites: EDUC 235, 340. Fall.
410 THE TEACHER IN TODAY’S SCHOOL 2 hours
An examination of critical issues facing teachers in today’s schools. Topics are variable but
will include classroom management, conflict resolution, and legal rights and responsibilities of
teachers. Taken concurrently with student teaching. Spring.
440 GENERAL METHODS FOR ADOLESCENT LEARNERS 3 hours
The study of curriculum, methods and materials, computer applications, and teacher
assessment of student learning for grades 5-12. Must be taken in January prior to student
teaching. Prerequisites: EDUC 235, 352, 360.
475 ADOLESCENCE/YOUNG ADULTHOOD 7 or 13 hours
Full-time teaching experiences in the public schools. Following a brief observation experience,
the student assumes the responsibilities of the regular classroom teacher under that teacher’s
direction. Students are expected to observe classes other than those of the cooperating teacher.
Taken as a part of the professional term in secondary education. Prerequisites: One of the
following EDUC 440; HPE 440; MUS 310, 360; MODL 354. Fee required. Spring.
477 EARLY ADOLESCENCE STUDENT TEACHING 3 or 6 hours
Full-time teaching experiences in the public schools. Experiences are expanded until the
student assumes the responsibilities of the regular classroom teacher. Must be complemented
with a similar experience in EDUC 474 or 475. Prerequisites: EDUC 348; one of the
following EDUC 440; HPE 440; MUS 310, 360; MODL 354. Fee required.
HIST 206 WOMEN IN EUROPEAN HISTORY 3 hours
A survey of women in European history during the medieval, early modern, and modern
eras. This course will examine the participation of women in various aspects of European
society, including economic, religious, and family life. Prerequisite: HIST 101. Spring, odd
101 DEVELOPMENT OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION 4 hours
A one-semester survey of Western civilization from the birth of Europe to the 20th century.
The purpose of the course is to acquaint students with the most significant social, political,
and cultural forces that have shaped Western humankind. Fall. Spring. GE-E.
THE MIDDLE AGES 3 hours
A survey of the development of the culture and institutions of Western Europe from the fall
of Rome to the Renaissance. Fall, even years.
203 EUROPEAN HISTORY: 1648-1848 3 hours
European history from the Peace of Westphalia to the revolutionary movements of the mid-
19th century. Fall, odd years.
204 EUROPEAN HISTORY: 1848-PRESENT 3 hours
An analysis of European development from the uprisings of 1848 to the post World War II
era. Spring, even years.
214 AMERICAN HISTORY: COLONIAL PERIOD TO 1865 4 hours
The evolution of American social and political institutions, the development of government
under the constitution and the political, social, and economic movements that culminated in
the Civil War. Fall.
215 AMERICAN HISTORY: 1865 TO THE PRESENT 4 hours
A continuation of HIST 214. The rise of the industrial state, the emergence of the United
States as a world power, and social trends and reform movements. Spring.
220 AFRICAN HISTORY 3 hours
A survey of the history and cultures of Africa south of Sahara including an examination of
the European impact and the emergence of contemporary African states. Fall. Spring.
224 SOUTH ASIA: 1947 TO PRESENT 3 hours
An introduction to the history and culture of South Asia from decolonization in 1947 to the
present. Topics include: human rights; religious nationalism; economic liberalization and
globalization; democracy; authoritarianism in the region; and the political histories of India,
Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. GE-M2.
227 RACE AND ETHNICITY IN AMERICAN HISTORY 4 hours
A survey of the experience of various racial and ethnic groups in colonial, nineteenth, and
twentieth century America. It will offer the opportunity to explore the ways in which
American society has reacted to “outside” groups, and to explore how these groups have
seen themselves and shaped their own interaction with American society and culture. Spring,
odd years. GE-M1.
122 STATE AND LOCAL POLITICS 3 hours
An introductory study of state and local government, emphasizing contemporary structures
and processes and their influence on public policy. Spring. GE-K2.
222 POLITICAL ANALYSIS (W) 3 hours
Examination of the fundamental approaches and research methods used to explain political
phenomena. Prerequisite: ENG 110. Fall, odd years.
233 COMPARATIVE POLITICS 3 hours
Comparative analysis of selected national political and economic systems, emphasizing
distinctive political cultures, institutions, practices, organizations, and decision-making
processes. Spring. GE-K2.
101 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3 hours
Study of the basic processes of the human mind, behavior, cognition, and emotion. Fall.
January. Spring. GE-K3.
201 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 3 hours
An introduction to the philosophical tasks of (a) reflective thinking about life and the universe
as a totality; (b) critical examination of presuppositions, words, and concepts; (c)
examination of ways in which we gain knowledge; (d) the quest for criteria which determine
our value judgments of the good and the beautiful. Fall. Spring. GE-I2.
101 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3 hours
Sociology as a way of knowing and a body of knowledge. Special attention to socialization,
inequality in American society and the institutions of family, religion, politics, and economy.
GE-K4. Fall. Spring.