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BIOL 1216K. Human Biology (3-3-4) A survey of the principles of biology employing the human organism as a representative species. (Course fee required. Course may not be used to satisfy Area D of the core curriculum.)


EDUC 2110. Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education (3-1-3) This course engages students in observations, interactions, and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues. Students will investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of educational settings in Georgia and the United States. Students will actively examine the teaching profession from multiple vantage points both within and outside the school. Against this backdrop, students will reflect on and interpret the meaning of education and schooling in a diverse culture and examine the moral and ethical responsibilities of teaching in a democracy. (Course fee required.)


EDUC 2120. Exploring Socio-Cultural Contexts on Diversity in Educational Settings (3-0-3) Given the rapidly changing demographics in our state and country this course is designed to equip future teachers with the fundamental knowledge of understanding culture and teaching children from diverse backgrounds. Specifically, this course is designed to examine 1) the nature and function of culture; 2) the development of individual and group cultural identity; 3) definitions and implications of diversity, and 4) the influences of culture on learning, development, and pedagogy.


EDUC 2130. Exploring Learning and Teaching (2-2-3) Explore key aspects of learning and teaching through examining your own learning processes and those of others, with the goal of applying your knowledge to enhance the learning of all students in a variety of educational setting and contexts. (Course fee required.)


EXSC 2135. Functional Human Anatomy (3-0-3) Analysis of human movement from an anatomical and biomechanical perspective. Major emphasis on anatomical kinesiology; origins, insertions, nomenclature, and actions of skeletal muscle. Biomechanical analysis of work, movement, and sports skills.


PHED 2205. Introduction to Physical Education and Recreation (2-0-2) Exploration of the historical and philosophical foundations of physical education, recreation, and sport with emphasis on gaining an understanding of the profession and relevant issues.