Courses | Biological Science: Secondary Instruction, B.S.

Course Overview

Summary

Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements see catalog for details.

General Education

A survey of psychology as an empirical/behavioral science with a consideration of underlying philosophical bases in light of a Christian worldview. Topics to be surveyed include development, cognition, learning, motivation, physiology, socialization, personality and psychopathology. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Behavioral Science credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Major Courses

An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environment using concepts from ecology, biology, chemistry, geology, the social sciences and Scripture to understand the interplay of natural resources, how humans are affecting the environment, and how to deal with environmental problems. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Introductory course for majors emphasizing the principles of cellular and molecular biology, genetics, and development.
Prerequisites: Passing score on Chemistry Placement Exam; or CHEM 104 or CHEM 107 with at least a "B-" or BIOS 112 with at least a "C".
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: BIOS 113.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Introductory course for biological science majors emphasizing the principles of systematics and biodiversity, population genetics and origins theories, ecology, and anatomy and physiology. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: BIOS 114.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

This laboratory accompanies BIOS 111 and is divided between observational and experimental approaches, with emphasis on the collection and interpretation of quantitative data. Frequent lab discussion of relevant issues and literature will be included.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: BIOS 111.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $95.

This laboratory, which accompanies BIOS 114, will involve dissection as well as experimentation. A field project involving the La Mirada Creek is included. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: BIOS 112.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $95.

Writing for competency in the biological sciences. Students will get instruction and practice in science writing for the biological sciences as well as the two portions of the writing competency requirement. At the end of the course, students will take the timed writing portion of the writing competency requirement. Notes: This course is required for all biological sciences, human biology and environmental science majors. It is highly recommended that this course be taken during the student's sophomore year, but it may be taken later.
Prerequisites: BIOS 111 or BIOS 112; and ENGL 100 or ENGL 112.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must not be Freshman Class; and must be Undergraduate Level.

The study of the organs, tissues, functions and responses to environment of typical flowering plants and the morphology and life history of the major lower plant groups. Field work required, including collection and classification of native plants for the Biola Herbarium. Prerequisites: BIOS 100 and BIOS 110; or BIOS 112 and BIOS 114.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory. There will be some Saturday field trips.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Lab $95.

An introduction to the structure and the function of the systems of the human body. Integration and interaction of these systems in maintaining homeostasis will be a point of focus. Laboratories will provide students the opportunity to observe and interact with human anatomical structures as well as perform relevant physiological experiments.

Review of the subject matter in the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) Science subtest exams. Test-taking strategies. Notes: May be taken for a total of 3 credits. Only 1 credit may count towards degree.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

An introduction to the general concepts of the ecology of populations, communities and ecosystems, including physiological ecology, speciation and evolutionary theory. Laboratory includes field trips and a research project.
Prerequisites: BIOS 100 and BIOS 110; or BIOS 112 and BIOS 114.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Junior Class, or Senior Class; and Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Lab $95.

Principles and theories of the structure and properties of matter including stoichiometry, atomic theory, the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, states of matter, gas laws and solutions. Prerequisites: Passing score on Chemistry Placement Exam; or CHEM 092, CHEM 104, or CHEM 107 with at least a "B-".
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory; one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

Continuation of General Chemistry I. Subjects include chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, solubility, acidity, electrochemistry, coordination complexes and various special topics. Prerequisites: CHEM 105.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory; one hour recitation, weekly. Notes: A minimum grade of a "C-" is required to subsequently register in CHEM 301 or 320.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

The structure, properties and reactivity of organic and biological molecules.

Nature of statistical methods, description of sample data, fundamental concepts of probability, probability distributions, sampling, estimation, correlation and regression, application of same. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Math credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Prepares the student for biostatistical application essential to practice in evidence-based professions. Content includes: descriptive statistics; probability theory and rules; discrete and continuous probability distributions; sampling distributions; confidence intervals; hypothesis testing; experimental design; ANOVA; linear and multiple regression; contingency table analysis; non-parametrics; survival analysis; discussion of the use of statistics in journal articles. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Math credit. Credit given for only one of 210 and 318.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

A study of mechanics, heat and sound. Intended for non-Physical Science majors. Principles are treated quantitatively but without a calculus requirement. Prerequisites: Passing score on the Physics Placement Exam or PHSC 092 with a grade of "C" or better. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour recitation weekly. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Corequisites: PHSC 117.
Restrictions: Must not be Engineering Physics (PHEP), Physical Science (PHSC) or Chemistry (CHEM); and must be Undergraduate Level.

Continued from Physics I; includes electricity, magnetism, elementary circuits, optics, and modern physics. Prerequisites: PHSC 111, PHSC 117. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour recitation weekly.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Corequisites: PHSC 118.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

Application of the laws and theories of mechanics, heat and sound through experiment. Laboratory to accompany Physics I. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: PHSC 111.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

Application of the laws and theories of electricity, magnetism, circuits and optics through experiment. Laboratory to accompany Physics II. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: PHSC 112.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $90.

Education Courses

This course examines the structure and function of the school, foundations of education, qualities required for teacher effectiveness, and contemporary issues in education. Successful completion of this course constitutes one of the requirements for admission to the Teacher Preparation Program. CBEST must be taken or basic skills requirement met during this course for acceptance to a credential program. Approximately $130 for livescan and application fees will be required. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 25-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Special approval required. Must submit Certificate of Clearance forms and valid negative TB test results. Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must not be Freshman Class; and must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

Application of psychological principles to the education process, role of the teacher and learner, human growth and development, learning styles, motivation, memory, transfer of learning, measurement and evaluation, research and experimentation in learning theory. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application and acceptance to the School of Education. Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. This course is designed to fulfill the University's writing competency requirement for credential students.
Prerequisites: PSYC 200; LEDU 301 or MUSC 205.
Paid Taskstream subscription required.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $50.

Survey of the theories, programs, and instructional practices for English language development, including first and second language acquisition and individual factors affecting language acquisition. Strategies for the application of theory to classroom practice and instruction in content area literacy are emphasized. Principles of educational equity, diversity, and cultural and linguistic responsiveness are examined. Prerequisites: LEDU 330.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 10-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #1.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

Methods and materials for teaching reading through content areas in secondary schools; attention to reading techniques, testing, and individualization. Prerequisites: LEDU 341.
Paid Taskstream subscription required. Lecture/Lab Hours: A 35-hour fieldwork practicum component is required. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #2.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject candidates relate the Common Core and the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for candidates in their specific subject area to major concepts and principles in their discipline, including planning, organizing, and implementing effective instruction (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Art: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Art candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in Art (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - English: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject English candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in English (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Methods of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Modern Language candidates learn, understand, and use specific teaching strategies and activities for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 Foreign Language Framework and Student Academic Content Standards for students learning Spanish (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Health Science: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Health Science candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in Health Science (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - History/Social Science: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject History/Social Science candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for achieving the fundamental goals of the K–12 state-adopted academic content standards for History/Social Science (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Mathematics: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Mathematics candidates acquire a deep understanding of the interrelated components of a balanced program of mathematics instruction: computational and procedural skills; conceptual understanding of mathematics; and problem solving skills in mathematics, and acquire pedagogical skills that assist students in learning K–12 state-adopted academic content standards for Mathematics (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Physical Education: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Physical Education candidates learn, understand and use content-specific teaching strategies for helping students in learning K–12 state-adopted academic content standards for Physical Education (Grades 7–12).
Single Subject Pedagogy - Science: During interrelated activities in program coursework and fieldwork, Single Subject Science candidates relate the state-adopted K–12 academic content standards for students in Science (Grades 7–12) to major concepts, principles and investigations in the science disciplines, including planning, organizing, and implementing effective instruction.
  Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher.
Prerequisites: LEDU 425.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: LEDU 436, LEDU 437.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

Secondary school curriculum, assessment, classroom management and teaching methods as they apply to the content areas in secondary school settings. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork. CalTPA #3.
Prerequisites: LEDU 425.
Paid Taskstream subscription required.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: LEDU 433, LEDU 437.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

A 60-hour fieldwork requirement to support the practical application of LEDU 436 Secondary Curriculum content. Candidates will design and teach several classroom lessons in local secondary schools. Notes: Credential candidates must pass this course with a grade of "B-" or higher. Valid Certificate of Clearance and negative TB test results required for fieldwork.
Prerequisites: LEDU 425.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: LEDU 433, LEDU 436.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.

Full-time laboratory experience in school classrooms under the direction of qualified supervising master teachers and University supervisors. University seminar required. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application. Must pass course with a grade of "B-" or higher. CalTPA #4. Candidates doing student teaching are limited to a maximum of 15 credits that semester with approval. Must register for LEDU 452 if completing student teaching in one semester. (See also SEED 514/515).
Prerequisites: LEDU 436 and LEDU 437.
Paid Taskstream subscription required.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $120.

See LEDU 450. Notes: Special approval required. Restricted to formal application. Must pass course with a grade of "B-" or higher.
Prerequisites: LEDU 450 (concurrent registration permitted).
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: Paid Taskstream subscription required.