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Chemistry Education Major



The Majors and Minors section of the academic catalog explains graduation requirements. You can also read more about courses in the Undergraduate Course Listings section of the academic catalog.

Below are some of the courses offered for the Chemistry Education Major.

Courses Credits  
EDU 101 Introduction to Educational Practice 3 Info

This course prepares the candidate for admission to Teacher Education. Course content includes the characteristics of the Greenville College Teacher Education Program, a survey of the legal, social and ethical issues involved in public school education, an introduction to Live Text and program portfolio development, and a correlation of psychological principles to varied learning styles and milieus. This course is conducted on campus and includes 70 hours of field experience in school settings that have a large minority population. This course will give students the opportunity to determine whether they want to persist in the Teacher Education Program. (Offered fall semester for transfer students and students with special needs by permission of instructor, and offered every Interterm for freshmen.)

BIO 110 General Biology I 4 Info

This course deals with the basic principles of biology. Consideration is given to cell biology and structural and functional organization of plants and animals. Principles of reproduction, genetics, and ecology are introduced as well as a brief survey of the kingdoms of living organisms. Beginning course for all biology majors. (Three hours lecture and two hours lab per week.)

CHEM 111 General Chemistry I 4 Info

Basic principles of chemical reactions and descriptive chemistry are integrated in terms of atomic structure, bonding theory, molecular geometry, reaction rates, equilibrium, and thermodynamics. (Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week.)

CHEM 112 General Chemistry II 4 Info

A continuation of CHM 111. (Three lecture hours and three lab hours per week.)

MATH 115 Calculus I 4 Info

The first course in the regular calculus sequence. Basic techniques of differentiation and integration are covered. Topics from Analytic Geometry are introduced.

PHYS 120 University Physics I 4 Info

A calculus-based introductory physics course that covers kinematics and Newton's laws of motion; conservation laws for momentum, energy, and angular momentum; torques and static equilibrium; simple harmonic motion. (Three hours lecture, two hours of lab and one hour of tutorial per week.) Cross listed with PHY 120C.

CHM 199, 399 Open Titled Course 1-4 Info
No Description Available.
CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I 4 Info

A two-tiered approach to organic chemistry is taken. CHM 201 is a one semester survey of the fundamentals of organic chemistry. Basic structure, bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, properties, and reactions of organic molecules are examined. The second course (CHM 301) covers the same topics but to a much greater extent and theoretical depth. Major emphasis is placed on reaction mechanisms and much new material is covered especially in the areas of spectroscopy, bonding theory, and structure/property relationships. (Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.)

EDU 202 Cultural Awareness in the Classroom 3 (CC) Info

The purpose of this course is to explore race and poverty issues that impact the classroom environment. Candidates will search for effective strategies to better meet the needs of underserved populations. The hidden rules of economic class and characteristics of generational poverty will be studied, with emphasis on the impact this has on instruction. Students spend 40 hours assisting in a classroom which serves a high minority and low socioeconomic population. Meets the general education cross cultural requirement. Except for those students completing the requirements for the elementary education major, this course also fulfills the general education sociology requirement. Students who take EDU 202 and then change to a non-education major will need to take a course with a SOC prefix to graduate.

PSY 206 Adolescent Development 3 Info

The transitional years of human development from puberty to early adulthood form the focus of this course. Emphasis is placed upon the developmental tasks and choices through which adolescents develop mastery and a sense of self-competence.

PHY 210 University Physics II 4 Info

Continuation of PHY 120 covering electric fields and forces, electric potential, resistors, capacitors and DC circuits; magnetic fields and forces, electromagnetic induction and inductors, electromagnetic waves and Maxwell's equations; and geometrical and physical optics. (Three hours lecture, two hours of lab and one hour of tutorial per week.) Cross listed with PHY 210C.

EDU 280 Exceptional Child 3 Info

A study of children whose intellectual, physical, or emotional development deviates from the norm and of techniques to modify school programming to accommodate them. Focus is on the identification of exceptionalities and creating appropriate teaching/learning strategies. The legal basis for the education of exceptional children, as well as the historical and social foundations of special education, is studied. Thirty hours of field experience required.

CHM 301 Organic Chemistry II 4 Info

A continuation of CHM 201. (Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.)

CHM 305 Quantitative Chemical Analysis 4 Info

The study of acid-base, precipitation, redox, and complex-forming theory through titrations, gravimetric precipitations, and instrumental techniques. The uses of the more common analytical instruments are included in the laboratory. (Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.)

CHM 310 Principles of Physical Chemistry 4 Info

An introduction to physical chemistry for education, pre-medical, and biology students. Topics essential for understanding the modern molecular approach to biology and for a good foundation for biochemistry are covered. (Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.)

CHM 315 Biochemistry II 3 Info

This course presents a chemically detailed overview of the metabolic transformations of fatty acids, complex lipids, amino acids, and the purine and pyrimidine nucleotides. The course also includes discussion of the structure and function of proteins, the chemical mechanisms and regulation of enzyme catalysis, the structure and metabolism of carbohydrates, and the bioenergetics and ATP synthesis and utilization.

EDU 316 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3 Info

Emphasis is on teaching reading and writing in content areas from grades 6 through 12. Relationships between reading, literacy, and writing within content areas are established and ways of meeting the needs of culturally diverse and dysfunctional students are explored. Candidates design appropriate learning experiences and apply reading-study skills to the content areas. Field experiences required. Cross listed with ENG 316.

CHM 321 Physical Chemistry 4 Info

An introduction to the basic principles of theoretical chemistry with emphasis on thermodynamics and kinetics. (Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.) Cross listed with PHY 321 Thermodynamics.

EDU 333 The Learning Environment 3 Info

The application of learning theory to the management of both exceptional and regular school populations. Field experiences required.

EDU 340 Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3 Info

This course is designed to explore classroom evaluation of student growth as an integral part of instruction. Candidates explore the purpose of evaluation as it relates to planning instruction. Professional, social, ethical, and philosophical considerations related to teaching/learning are also explored.

EDU 342 Middle School Curriculum and Instruction 3 (WI) Info

A study of social and philosophical assumptions related to curricula, materials, and methods of instruction pertinent to middle school students. Focus is on organizing classes, making curricular decisions, determining methods and selecting learning resources. Field experiences required.

CHM 350 Science Curriculum Projects 2 Info

This course will explore current trends and issues in science curriculum, development, and evaluation of science curriculum, and construction and use of science equipment. Students will consider the "big ideas" of science that should constitute core curriculum. Cross listed with PHY 350/BIO 350.

EDU 400 Early Experience 1 Info

After admission to the professional internship, candidates receive student teaching placements. Candidates work with their cooperating teachers during the first week of school. Five days of clinical experience required.

EDU 421 Secondary Student Teaching 7* or 15 Info

Full semester of student teaching required for secondary education majors.
*K-12 physical education majors are required to complete eight weeks of student teaching in conjunction with EDU 424.

Career Opportunities

  • Chemistry Teacher