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The UNH Academic Programs in College Teaching: Course Descriptions


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GRAD 950 - Issues in College Teaching
Credits: 2.00
Issues faced within the classroom including evaluation methods, classroom climate and diversity, instructional approaches, teaching and learning resources, and student behavior. Case studies. Cr/F.

GRAD 951 - Teaching with Writing
Credits: 2.00
Examination of the issues, principles, and practices of using writing to enhance learning. Appropriate for all fields and disciplines. Participants design and field test assignments. Seminar requires field work and independent research. Cr/F.

GRAD 952 - College Teaching Mentorship
Credits: 1.00 to 2.00
Individual interaction with a senior professor to develop insights related to college-level teaching. Students observe and analyze instructional approaches based upon the professor's teaching philosophy and teaching traditions within a specific field or discipline. Micro teaching may be required. Prereq: permission. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits. Cr/F.

GRAD 961 - Cognition, Teaching, and Learning*
Credits: 2.00
Cognitive theories and their application to classroom instruction. Examination of historical relation between cognition and education as well as current application of cognitive theory in the learning process. Cognitive skills involved in the learning process. Teaching strategies that enhance the use of cognitive skills and improve learning and teaching effectiveness.

GRAD 963 - College Students and the Undergraduate Culture
Credits: 2.00
Examination of the cultures for learning and teaching, created by faculty members, administrators, and undergraduates. Consideration of recent research on the relationship of such cultures to the quality of teaching and learning. Content includes research on the learning needs of students, the importance of cultural artifacts in the classroom, and related topics.

GRAD 965 - Classroom Research and Assessment Methods*
Credits: 2.00
Examination of methods used in classroom assessment and classroom research. The focus is on the improvement of teaching and learning in a teacher's own classroom. Proposal for a classroom research project is required.

GRAD 970 - Special Topics in College Teaching
Credits: 2.00 to 4.00
Formal courses in college teaching: A) field studies; B) disciplinary studies, C-Z other. Prereq: permission. May be repeated to a maximum of 10 credits.

GRAD 971 - Teaching and Learning in Science
Credits: 3.00 to 4.00
Issues, activities, and research in science education, including history of curricula, student and teacher knowledge and beliefs, epistemological and cognitive bases of science learning, and related instructional approaches. Extensive reading, writing, discussion, and reflection are included. Not open to all students who have completed CHEM 971.

GRAD 978 - Teaching Economics
Credits: 4.00
Analysis of the content, methodology, and pedagogy in college economics courses. Effects upon college students of economics. Exploration of relevance of other social sciences, the humanities, the natural sciences, and mathematics for undergraduate economic education. Not open to students who have taken ECON 898.

GRAD 980 - Preparing to Teach a Psychology Course*
Credits: 2.00
Preparation for teaching in psychology. Examination of issues and models involving course design and interaction with students. Products from the course will include a complete course syllabus, a preliminary statement of teaching philosophy, and the first three teaching models of a course.

GRAD 995 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Faculty supervised independent studies in college teaching. Prereq: permission. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits.

GRAD 998 - College Teaching Portfolio
Credits: 1.0
Students develop an electronic teaching portfolio to articulate a teaching philosophy, toi highlight their teaching competencies, and to document their teaching readiness.

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