Courses

The Mallinson Institute for Science Education at Western Michigan University offers the following courses (details available in the WMU Undergraduate Catalog and Graduate Catalog):

Undergraduate courses

  • BIOS 1700: Life Science for Non-Majors
  • PHYS 1800: Physics: Inquiry and Insights
  • GEOG 1900: Exploring Earth Science: The Atmosphere
  • BIOS 2700: Introduction to the Genetic and Molecular Basis of Life
  • CHEM 2800: Active Chemistry
  • GEOS 2900: Exploring Earth Science: Geology
  • SCI 4040: Teaching of Secondary Science

5000-level classes may count toward graduate program requirements.

  • SCI 5600: Integrated Science
  • SCI 5700: Life Science for Teachers
  • SCI 5700: Introduction to Cell Biology: Structures and Functions
  • SCI 5700: Introduction to General Biology: Organisms and their Environments
  • SCI 5800: Chemistry: Building on the Theory of the Atom
  • SCI 5800: Chemistry: Applications to Life, Industry, and the Environment
  • SCI 5850: Physics: Motion, Force, and Energy
  • SCI 5850: Physics: Matter, Waves, and Light
  • SCI 5850: Astronomy for Teachers
  • SCI 5900: Earth Sciences for School Science Education
  • SCI 5900: Introduction to Earth Science: Land and Water Systems
  • SCI 5900: Introduction to Earth Science: The Atmosphere and Space
  • SCI 5980: Readings in Science

Graduate courses

  • SCI 6010: Problems in Science Education
  • SCI 6100: Science for Elementary Teachers
  • SCI 6140: Science: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives
  • SCI 6145: Introduction to History and Philosophy of Science for Teachers
  • SCI 6150: Science Education: Historical and Philosophical Foundations
  • SCI 6155: Science Education: Historical and Philosophical Perspectives for Teachers
  • SCI 6160: Science Education: Models of Learning and Teaching
  • SCI 6165: Cognition and Teaching
  • SCI 6170: Science Education: Research Traditions
  • SCI 6200: Topics in Science Education
  • SCI 6210: Topics in Science
  • SCI 6250: Environmental Science Seminar
  • SCI 6900: Science Education Seminar
  • SCI 7000: Masters Thesis (one to six hours)
  • SCI 7100: Independent Research (two to six hours)
  • SCI 7300: Doctoral Dissertation (one to 15 hours)
  • SCI 7350: Graduate Research (two to 10 hours)