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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
3 hours seminar. (006402)
Prerequisites: Admission to master's degree program in science teaching, NSCT 687, faculty permission.
This course is also offered as MTHE 680 .
The course focuses on quantitative and qualitative methods to conduct research in science education that informs and strengthens their classroom practice. Successful completion of the course requires students to develop a research proposal. 9 hours supervision. (005930)
Prerequisites: Teaching credential; four college science courses.
This course involves teachers in producing hands-on, inquiry-based lessons for their classes and sharing in lab. The process will heighten the awareness of science standards, frameworks, and gaps in content knowledge. these gaps will be addressed on an individual basis through e-mail and consultation. 9 hours supervision. (006403)
Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in a science discipline; teaching credential.
This course will explore natural phenomena that are fundamental to all physical sciences. Teachers will work with problems and home activities that will deepen knowledge and be useful to their teaching. 9 hours supervision. (006404)
Prerequisites: Teaching credential; four college science courses.
This course will explore topics in geosciences with a constructivist approach. Participants will learn to create curricular materials suitable for classroom use. Course content will include topics in astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, and geology, and will emphasize the interdisciplinary aspects of these fields. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (006405)
Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in a science discipline; teaching credential.
This course will involve the study of the earth systems and abiotic environment. Geology will be emphasized and the knowledge applied in an investigation of the physical dynamics of creeks in a watershed, watersheds being fundamental systems that underlie and support virtually every ecosystem. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (006406)
Prerequisites: Teaching credential; four college science courses.
This course will focus on the direct involvement with life forms around us (flowers, bugs, birds, ourselves), their adaptations to the environment and importance to ecosystems. Life science will be studied in an interdisciplinary manner, emphasizing the relationship of the biotic to the abiotic. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (006407)
Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree in a science discipline; teaching credential.
This course will focus on the study of biological patterns and interactions of organisms in riparian and creek habitats to enhance an understanding of watersheds for better stewardship. Course content will be integrated with the earth science course so that the two courses intertwine and give the student a detailed and integrated look at an important system. 2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory. (006408)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (006409)
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-3.0 units. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 3.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (006412)
Prerequisites: Teaching Credential; four college science courses (elementary track) or science bachelor's degree (secondary track).
Typically the topic is offered on a one-time basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. 9 hours supervision. (006411)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (006418)
9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (006416)
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