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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017 - 2018 General Catalogue

Transfer Guide - Biology Teacher Certification


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UWA Lower-Level Degree Requirements for a

Major in Biology Teacher Certification

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Effective: Fall 2016

Core Curriculum Requirements 

Students transferring from Alabama public two-year and four-year colleges and universities should consult the AGSC site for complete details regarding Areas I-IV for all majors, including the list of approved courses for each institution. Specific requirements for students majoring in Biology Teacher Certification at Alabama public two-year schools and for UWA pre-Biology Teacher Certification majors are included below.

Area I - Written Composition (6 semester hours)


AGSC:  No specific courses required beyond the AGSC requirements.

UWA Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
Choose from one of the following sequences:  
EH 101 . Written English I (3) 
EH 102 . Written English II (3)  OR
EH 103 . Honors English I (3) 
EH 104 . Honors English II (3)  

ENG 101, Written Composition I
ENG 102, Wirtten Composition II

 

Area II - Humanities and Fine Arts (12 semester hours)


AGSC:  There are no specific courses required for majors beyond the AGSC requirements but the following course is strongly preferred:

AL College System Course Title
SPH 107, Fundamentals of Public Speaking

UWA:  Students planning to complete the bachelor’s degree are required to complete the pattern in humanities and fine arts as listed below:

UWA Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
Choose one of the following sequences:  

EH 221 . British Literature I (3) 
EH 222 . British Literature II (3) 
OR
EH 231 . American Literature I (3) 
EH 232 . American Literature II (3) 
OR
EH 213 . Honors Literature I (3) 
EH 214 . Honors Literature II (3) 
and one of the following:
FR 102 . Introductory French II (3) 
SP 102 . Introductory Spanish II (3)  
PL 100 . An Introduction to Philosophy: Humans and Society (3) 

 
ENG 251, American Literature I
ENG 252, American Literature II
OR
ENG 261, English Literature I
ENG 262, English LIterature II
OR
ENG 271, World Literature I
ENG 272, World Literature II
SPA 102 (or higher), Introductory Spanish II
FRN 102 (or higher) Introductory French II
PHL 106, Introduction to Philosophy
SH 100 . Principles of Public Speaking (3) 
SH 150 . Professional Speaking (3)  
SPH 107, Fundamentals of Public Speaking
SPH 106, Fundamentals of Oral Communications
Choose one of the following:  
AT 100 . Introduction to Art (3) 
MU 100 . Introduction to Music (3) 
TH 100 . Introduction to Theatre (3)  
ART 100, Art Appreciation
MUS 101, Music Appreciation
THR 120, Theatre Appreciation
THR 126, Introduction to Theatre

 

Area III - Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 semester hours)


AGSC:  No specific course required beyond AGSC requirements.

UWA:  Students planning to complete the bachelor’s degree are required to complete the pattern in natural science and mathematics listed below:

UWA Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
BY 101 . Introductory Biology I (4) 
OR
BY 103 . Honors Biology (4)  
OR
BY 104 . Principles of Biology (4)  
BIO 103, Principles of Biology
CH 111 . General Chemistry I (4)   CHM 111, College Chemistry I
MH 114 . Precalculus Trigonometry (3) or higher   MTH 113, Precalculus Trignometry

 

Area IV - History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (12 semester hours)


AGSC:  No specific requirements beyond the ASGC requirements.

UWA:  Students at UWA should select one history sequence and two social science courses, as indicated below:

 

UWA Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
Choose from the following sequences:  
HY 101 . History of Western Civilization I (3) 
HY 102 . History of Western Civilization II (3) 
OR
HY 103 . Honors Western Civilization (3) 
HY 104 . Honors Western Civilization II (3)  
OR
HY 211 . American History I (3) 
HY 212 . American History II (3)  
HIS 101, Western Civilization I
HIS 102, Western Civilization II
HIS 121, World History I
HIS 122, World History II
HIS 201, United States History I
HIS 202, United States History II
Choose two of the following:  
AN 100 . Introduction to Anthropology (3) 
EC 201 . Principles of Microeconomics (3)  *
EC 202 . Principles of Macroeconomics (3)  *
PY 100 . General Psychology (3) 
PS 110 . American Government (3) 
SY 100 . Principles of Sociology (3) 
OR
SY 110 . Social Problems (3)  
POL 211, American National Government
PSY 200, General Psychology
SOC 200, Introduction to Sociology
SOC 210, Social Problems

*Required for Mathematics majors

 

Area V - Pre-Professional, Major, and Elective Courses at UWA (19 semester hours)


Contact:  Dr. Jeffery Merida
Title:  Chairperson, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Phone:  (205) 652-3771
Email:  jmerida@uwa.edu

1. Required courses ratified by the AGSC:

Requirements ratified by AGSC with UWA Course Numbers AL College System Course Titles
CH 111 . General Chemistry I (4) 
CH 112 . General Chemistry II (4)  
CHM 111, College Chemistry I
CHM 112, College Chemistry II

2.  List of courses to fulfill Area V at UWA

UWA Course Titles AL College System Course Titles
Choose from the following:  
BY 212 . General Botany (4) 
BY 222 . General Zoology (4) 
 
BIO 105, Plant Biology
BIO 104, Animal Biology
 

 

 

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