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Early Childhood Education - AGS

Natural Science, Social Science & Mathematics

Contact: Jennifer FORKER forkerj@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3457
Department Chair: Tricia PARAMORE paramoret@hutchcc.edu (620)665-3438

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Some Credit Hours

This degree requires 60 credit hours.

Requirements

Course Title Credits
BI101 General Biology 4

Basic biological principles and their relationship to humans. General education course for non-science majors. Not open to students with credit in any other college biology course except with department recommendation. This course is not recommended for individuals with an interest in majoring in science. Lecture and lab.

CC101 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3

Career opportunities in the child-care field including student self-assessment of interests and skills.

CC102 Creative Activities I 2

Activities that stimulate learning including art, science, pre-number concepts, dramatic play, language, fine and gross motor skills.

CC103 Creative Activities II 2

Continuation of CC102 Creative Activities I focusing on further development of preschool activities with emphasis on language and music.

CC104 Nutrition, Health, and Safety 3

Introduction to nutritional needs, health issues and safety considerations specific to care and development of young children.

CC105 Infant and Toddler Development 3

Behaviors and growth patterns particular to infants and toddlers.

CC108 Early Language and Literacy 3

Language and early literacy skill development in children ages birth-6 years; appropriate practices to foster emerging language and literacy; contextual influences on language and literacy development and growth, including teaching strategies, research, curriculum design, assessment and evaluation, technology, and family involvement.

CC201 Child Care Lab I 5

Supervised lab experiences involving the assistance in an ongoing curriculum for preschoolers. One hour lecture and eight hours lab experience per week. Background validation required.

CC202 Child Care Lab II 5

Supervised lab experiences involving planning, teaching, supervising and evaluating preschool activities. One hour lecture and eight hours lab experience per week. Background validation required.

CC206 Building Family and Community Relations 3

This course is designed for teachers of young children. Special emphasis is given to creating respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families, and involve families in the child`s development and learning. Topics covered include the history of child-rearing methods, types of families, parenting styles and strategies, parent fears and concerns, purposes of child behavior, community support systems, and effective communication techniques.

CC207 Teaching Young Children with Special Needs 3

An overview of the guiding philosophies in working with children with disabilities and their families to provide interventions and support. This class will provide students in the early childhood education program knowledge of special needs children in the areas of development, health, genetics, assessment and effects of environments.

EN102 English Composition II 3

Development of critical reading and writing skills, through the exploration of literary texts in thematic units, with additional emphasis on research and persuasive writing.
Pre-Reqs: EN101 English Composition IA with a grade of C or higher, or EN100 English Comp IB with a grade of C or higher, or EN101H English Comp IA with a grade of C or higher

PS100 General Psychology 3

A survey of the fundamental principles of behavior including physiological, perceptual, historical, methodological, learning, memory, development, motivational, emotional, social and applied perspectives.

SH101 Public Speaking 3

Principles and practices of oral communication that will help the student develop skills in communication and acquire an understanding of oral communication as a vital human skill and activity.

Early Childhood Education Social Science Options 3
Course Title Credits
EC100 Macroeconomics 3.00

EC100H Honors Macroeconomics 3.00

EC101 Microeconomics 3.00

EC101H Honors Microeconomics 3.00

GE101 World Geography 3.00

GO100 American Government 3.00

GO101 State and Local Government 3.00

GO102 International Relations 3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SO100H Honors Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SO101 Marriage and Family 3.00

SO101H Honors Marriage and Family 3.00

SO102 Changing Roles of Women and Men 3.00

SO111 Cultural Anthropology 3.00

SO111H Honors Cultural Anthropology 3.00

SO113 Cultural Diversity 3.00

SO122 Introduction to Social Work 3.00

SO123 Social Welfare and Society 3.00

SO201 Social Problems 3.00

English Composition I Options 3
Course Title Credits
EN100 English Composition IB 3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

Humanities Options 6
Course Title Credits
AR101 Art Appreciation 3.00

AR101H Honors Art Appreciation 3.00

AR104 Art History: Paleolithic to Medieval 3.00

AR105 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3.00

AR106 Art Education 3.00

EN120 Children's Literature 3.00

EN120H Children's Literature 3.00

EN121 World Mythology 3.00

EN201 Introduction to Literature 3.00

EN202 British Literature I 3.00

EN202H Honors British Literature I 3.00

EN203 British Literature II 3.00

EN203H Honors British Literature II 3.00

EN204 American Literature I 3.00

EN204H Honors American Literature I 3.00

EN205 American Literature II 3.00

EN205H Honors American Literature II 3.00

EN206 Contemporary Literature 3.00

EN207 Introduction to Shakespeare 3.00

EN214 Introduction to Cultural Studies: Fairy Tales 3.00

EN214H Honors Intro to Cultural Studies: Fairy Tales 3.00

EN215 Medieval Literature in Contemporary Society 3.00

EN215H Honors Medieval Literature in Contemporary Society 3.00

EN216 Vampires in Literature and Film 3.00

HI101 American History 1492-1865 3.00

HI101H Honors American History 1492-1865 3.00

HI102 American History 1865-Present 3.00

HI102H Honors Amer. History 1865-Present 3.00

HI103 World History to 1600 3.00

HI104 World History Since 1600 3.00

HI105 European History 1500-1815 3.00

HI105H Honors European History 1500-1815 3.00

HI106 European History 1815-Present 3.00

HI115 History of Ancient Rome 3.00

HI116 History of Medieval Civilization 3.00

HI116H Honors History of Medieval Civilization 3.00

HI122 Film History of World War II 3.00

HI201 Topics in History 3.00

IT101 Italian I 5.00

MU101 Music Appreciation 3.00

MU101H Honors Music Appreciation 3.00

MU106 Music Theory I 3.00

MU107 Music Theory II 3.00

MU127 Introduction To Jazz/Jazz Rock 3.00

MU206 Music Theory III 3.00

MU207 Music Theory IV 3.00

MU208 History of Art Music of the Western World 3.00

PL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.00

PL101H Honors Introduction to Philosophy 3.00

PL103 Introductory Logic 3.00

PL104 Ethics 3.00

PL104H Honors Ethics 3.00

PL105 Death and Dying 3.00

SP101 Elementary Spanish I 5.00

SP102 Elementary Spanish II 5.00

SP105 Elementary Spanish III 5.00

TH115 Theatre Appreciation 3.00

TH115H Honors Theatre Appreciation 3.00

Mathematics Options 3
Course Title Credits
MA105 Intermediate Algebra 3.00

MA106 College Algebra 3.00

MA107 Plane Trigonometry 3.00

MA108 Elements of Statistics 3.00

MA108H Honors Elements of Statistics 3.00

MA109 PreCalculus Mathematics 5.00

MA110 Calculus 3.00

MA111 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00

MA112H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00

MA113 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5.00

MA114H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5.00

MA201 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III 5.00

MA202H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus III 5.00


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