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Table of Contents: 2013-2014 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Memberships 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 College Profile 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Refund Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Special Facilities 1.09 Resources and Educational Opportunities 1.10 PEW Learning Center and Ellison Library 2.1 Work Program 2.2 Service Program 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 2.4 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Art 3.2.02 Biology 3.2.03 Business 3.2.04 Chemistry 3.2.05 Creative Writing 3.2.06 Education 3.2.07 English 3.2.08 Environmental Studies 3.2.09 Gender and Women's Studies 3.2.10 Global Studies 3.2.11 History and Political Science 3.2.12 Integrative Studies 3.2.13 Mathematics 3.2.14 Modern Languages 3.2.15 Music 3.2.16 Outdoor Leadership 3.2.17 Peace and Justice Studies 3.2.18 Philosophy 3.2.19 Physics 3.2.20 Psychology 3.2.21 Religious Studies 3.2.22 Social Work 3.2.23 Sociology/Anthropology 3.2.24 Sustainable Business 3.2.25 Theatre 3.2.26 Women's Studies 3.2.27 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 3.4 Specialized Advising Areas 3.4.1 Pre-Law Advising 3.4.2 Pre-Medical and Pre-Allied Health Advising 3.4.3 Pre-Peace Corps, International, and Non-Governmental Service Advising 3.4.4 Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advising 4.01 Courses of Instruction 4.02 Anthropology (ANT) 4.03 Art (ART) 4.04 Biology (BIO) 4.05 Business (BA) 4.06 Chemistry (CHM) 4.07 Economics (ECO) 4.08 Education (EDU) 4.09 English (ENG) 4.10 Environmental Studies (ENS) 4.11 Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) 4.12 Global Studies (GBL) 4.13 History (HIS) 4.14 Interdepartmental (INT) 4.15 Modern Language (LAN) 4.16 Mathematics (MAT) 4.17 Music (MUS) 4.18 Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 4.19 Peace and Justice Studies (PAX) 4.20 Philosophy (PHI) 4.21 Physical Education (PED) 4.22 Physics (PHY) 4.23 Political Science (PSC) 4.24 Psychology (PSY) 4.25 Religious Studies (REL) 4.26 Science (SCI) 4.27 Social Work (SWK) 4.28 Sociology (SOC) 4.29 Theatre (THR) 4.30 Writing (WRI) 5.1 Administration and Staff 5.2 Undergraduate Faculty 5.2.1 Library Faculty and Staff 5.2.2 Staff Teachers 5.3 Graduate Faculty and Staff 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships 7.1 Index of Sections


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4.08 Education (EDU)

Course meets Triad Education Program Requirement in specified area.

EDU 116 - College Academic Skills 1-2cr

In addition to whole class meetings where the complexities of learning are explored, students work individually with the instructor to define and address areas of need or interest that will enhance the college experience. Topics might include goal-setting and prioritizing, time management, focus strategies, memory and studying, reading and note-taking, preparation for exams, and major and career planning. Students are evaluated on a Pass/Fail basis. This course may be repeated once using EDU 117.

EDU 209 - Emergent Literacy for Children 4cr

This course is designed to allow students to examine the world of children's literature and explore the significance of emergent literacy skills. It emphasizes skills that are related to literacy development from infancy through third grade. Students analyze books from different genres, discover the benefits of bibliotherapy, create their own children’s book, and explore strategies to develop literacy with children. Throughout the course, students practice ways to expose children to core literacy components through work with children in early childhood classrooms, preschools, and kindergarten.

EDU 221 - Science Teaching Methods 2cr

This course is for students considering a career teaching science to children or adolescents. The focus is on the nature of science teaching in K-12 schools and in other settings not requiring teaching licenses, such as environmental centers. The course focuses on science teaching methods while also considering science teaching standards, philosophy, and assessment and challenges particular to the teaching of science. The course includes off-campus field work observing and participating in local schools and science centers. Careers in science education are explored and discussed.

EDU 235 - Exploring Teaching: Elementary and Early Childhood 2cr

This course provides students with an opportunity to explore teaching at the pre-school and early elementary levels. Relevant topics to prepare students for experiences working with children in classrooms are addressed on campus. A majority of the course is conducted on-site in an elementary school or at the Mountain Area Child and Family Center under the joint supervision of the instructor and the classroom teacher. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisite: Either PSY 202 Infant Development, PSY 203 Child Development, PSY 204 Adolescent Development, or PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology.

EDU 303 - Learning with Children 4cr

This course provides students an opportunity to study specific concepts related to teaching children in settings such as the Mountain Area Child and Family Center adjacent to the Warren Wilson campus. Students gain practical experience observing and learning with toddlers and young children and further their knowledge of child development, curriculum, early childhood best practices, educational environments, lesson planning, and team teaching. They also learn approaches to effective evaluation and reflection that will inform their professional growth.

EDU 305 - Educational Psychology 4cr

This course covers psychological principles and research findings as they apply to teaching and learning. Topics include examination of appropriate developmental practices, intelligence, cognition, motivation, cultural diversity, classroom community, and classroom management. In addition, students will examine and practice the implementation of a variety of instructional strategies that incorporate learning theory. Particular emphasis is placed on the application of research-based practices as they can be used in a variety of learning situations. A field component in which students observe and teach in a public school classroom is a significant component of this course.

Social Science

EDU 315 - Cuturally Competent Educator 4cr

This course is designed to prepare students to work with children and youth from diverse backgrounds and to help students develop a culturally competent teaching practice. This course exposes students to the complicated nature of racism and bias and the strong hold it has on children, schools, teachers, and families within our society. Through readings, discussions, speakers from community anti-racist groups, and service-learning in a public school, students examine their own racism and develop strategies to teach effectively in multicultural settings. One key component of the course is required attendance in Building Bridges of Asheville, a nine-week community based anti-racism program. There is a $30 registration fee.

Course meets Triad Education Program Requirement in specified area.