Student perceptions of what constitutes geology have shifted. Contemporary students
need to be made aware that geology IS the study of the physical environment of the
earth and that a central part of what geologists do entails an exploration of how
humans and the built environment both affect and are affected by the earth's physical/environmental
system. While our previous title and description for this course, Introduction to
Physical Geology, carried these implicit understandings, we find it important now
to draw students' attention explicitly to the environmental character of our study
GL-101 Physical Geology Lab
This course provides opportunities to study geology in the laboratory and field. Concepts
and methods covered in the lecture are reinforced. Specifically covered are mineral
and rock identification, map interpretation and study of examples of earth processes
from maps and in the field. Some field trips are required and a special fee is assessed.
1 CreditNCorequisite or Prerequisite: GL100A.
An exploration of how mankind's understanding of the universe has evolved and is still
developing. Early astronomy, planets sun, stellar evolution, and galaxies are covered
with emphasis on mankind's confrontation with the unknown. The present day fascination
with pulsars, quasars, extra-solar system planets, and black holes are discussed.
This course explores the building blocks of the Earth: minerals. Students will master
mineral identification in hand-specimen and by optical microscope methods to conduct
scientific inquiry. Emphasis is placed on mineral classification, crystal structure,
chemical composition, physical properties, and stability. We also investigate the
role of minerals in society and public policy. A lab fee is assessed.
4 CreditsN, WK-SPPre-req: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109.
The petrographic examination of rocks in hand specimen and under the microscope. Identification
of the principal types of igneous and metamorphic rocks and discussion of their chemical
and mineralogical characteristics and tectonic setting is emphasized. Note: one laboratory
per week, one or two major field trips are required, and a special fee is assessed.
4 CreditsNPrerequisite: GL210.
GL-310 Structural Geology
The study of the deformation of the earth's crust. Field relationships, form, symmetry,
and geometry of earth structures are stressed. Concepts of kinematic and dynamic analysis
are presented so students are better prepared to interpret the origin of earth structures.
Note: one laboratory per week, one or two extended field trips are required and a
special fee is assessed.
3 CreditsNPrerequisite: GL202.
GL-389 Geology Professional Seminar
Provides guidance and preparation to Junior class level Geology students in relation
to their post-Juniata plans. Topics include resume writing, strategies involved in
a job or graduate school search, preparation for credentialing exams, preparation
for interviews, and networking. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing.
GL-240 Geological Field Methods I
This course is an introduction to the geology of the Appalachians through teaching
geologic methods in the field. The course will focus on developing field practice
and using the information collected in the field to construct a scientific document.
The course is composed of 8 local fieldtrips and 1 extended fieldtrip as well as many
4 CreditsN, CW, CTGISPrerequisite: GL100A. Note: A special course fee is assessed.
MA-130 Calculus I
An introduction to calculus including differentiation and integration of elementary
functions of a single variable, limits, tangents, rates of change, maxima and minima,
area, volume, and other applications. Integrates the use of computer algebra systems,
and graphical, algebraic and numerical thinking.
4 CreditsN, QM
CH-142 Integrated Chemistry Principles I
An introduction to the principles of chemistry, this course begins a two semester
sequence that integrates information from all aspects of chemistry while focusing
on the core principles of the relationships between energy, the structure of atoms
and molecules, and atomic and molecular properties and reactivity. Topics include
energy, reactions, atomic structure, elemental properties, bonding, and molecular
3 CreditsNCorequisite CH143
CH-145 Integrated Chemistry Principles II Lab
This semester will focus on learning good laboratory practices, primarily through
the quantitative analysis of compounds. The quantitative analysis of materials and
an understanding of reproducibility and bias are relevant to many fields, including
medical analysis or the analysis of contaminants in the environment. This course will
also teach you how to keep an excellent laboratory notebook, identify safety hazards
in the lab, and complete data analysis and graphing in Excel. All of these tools will
serve you well in a variety of careers.
1 CreditN, QSPrerequisite: CH-143. A lab fee is associated with this course.
Required Education Courses
Credit hours = 40 (26 upper level)
ED-110 Foundations of Education
Discusses the historical and contemporary bases of major political, economic, legal,
sociological, and psychological issues affecting public school systems. Students review
current issues in education and write a personal philosophy statement.
3 CreditsSCorequisite: ED111.
ED-111 Foundations of Education Field Experience
Provides a classroom experience for freshmen and students who are interested in education
to explore teaching as a career and observe the application of multiple philosophies,
theories, and teaching strategies.
1 CreditSCorequisite: ED-110
This is a field experience course.*
ED-130 Adolescent Development
Examines human physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from preadolescence
through emerging adulthood. Topics include: identity, sexuality, and gender issues;
emotional and behavioral challenges of adolescence, the impact of culture, language,
and disability on adolescents, and the role of family, schools, and peers on development.
3 CreditsSEnrollment priority in this course is given to Education POEs.
ED-201 Educational Technology
Introduces educational technology and computer systems and their current applications
in the classroom. Topics to be covered include office programs, Web 2.0 programs,
multimedia programs, course management systems and web-page construction; classroom
presentation software; use of assistive technology and software evaluation.
3 CreditsSPrerequisites: ED110 and ED111 or ED101 and ED120 and ED121. ED130 may be taken as
an alternate prerequisite for ED120/ED121 only.
ED-240 Introduction to Students With Exceptionalities
Introduces the culture of exceptionalities within the public special education system.
Historical, philosophical, educational, and legal perspectives will be presented.
Students will learn the categories of exceptionalities, general characteristics of
individuals with exceptionalities eligibility criteria, and the referral process for
special education services. Professional and community resources, inclusion and other
current issues will be discussed.
3 CreditsSPrerequisites: ED110 and ED111 and ED120 and ED121 or ED130.
ED-314 English Language Learners
Focuses on the historical, legal, and cultural issues pertaining to meeting the educational
needs of English language learners. Students are be introduced to research based best
practices in instruction and assessment strategies for working with English language
learners in the general education classroom setting.
1 CreditSPrerequisite: ED120 or ED130.
ED-315 ELL Field Experience
Provide students with 30 hours of field experience and participation in a variety
of multi-cultural and multi-lingual environments in order to broadentheir own experiences,
prepare to teach English learners, and work with diverse families. Students accumulate
required hours throughout their program, but they formally register for course credit
during student teaching or their final semester at Juniata College.
1 CreditSPrerequisites: ED314. Graded S (satisfactory) or U(unsatisfactory).
ED-341 Adaptations for Students With Exceptionalities
The purpose of this course is to learn how to develop and manage effective inclusive
learning environments for students with disabilities at the secondary level. Content
will focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to create an instructional environment
that communicates challenging expectations to students while utilizing and modifying
research based instructional strategies/resources/technologies. Students will learn
the critical components of effective collaboration with parents and professionals.
Successful completion of a field experience in an educational setting is also a requirement.
4 CreditsCW, SPrerequisites: ED110, ED111 and ED240.
This is a field experience course.*
ED-419A Secondary Pre-Student Teaching
Secondary PRE-student-teaching practicum (1 credit): This is a required 80-hour minimum
practicum in the linked placement where you will be going for student teaching. Students
should plan to spend 4 consecutive hours in their placement each week.
1 CreditsSCo-requisite: ED 420. Note: Reliable transportation is REQUIRED.
ED-420 General Secondary Methods
Requires the application and practice of evaluation and assessment of learning and
classroom management. Students are required to complete a field experience in their
upcoming student teaching placement.
3 CreditsSPrerequisites: ED341 and junior or senior standing. Corequisite: ED419. Note: Students
must have reliable transportation. (3.0 overall GPA required).
ED-423 Secondary Education Field Trip
Secondary Education Field Trip (1 credit): Join in an interdisciplinary course that
will design and execute a field trip for local secondary students. This is a practical
application course that will highlight the importance of field trips and provide an
opportunity for designing and executing a successful field trip.
ED-450 Student Teaching
Student teaching is the capstone experience for students preparing for certification
to teach in their content area(s). Students synthesize and apply knowledge of developmental
theory, content, and teaching methodology as they design, implement, and evaluate
learning experiences in an intensive internship in the classroom. Corequisite: ED451
and completion of all clearances and requirements. Note: A special fee is assessed.
Secondary level student teaching is in the fall semester; PreK-4th, and foreign language
education student teaching is in the spring semester. Students must have access to
Fall only **
ED-451 Student Teaching Seminar
In conjunction with student teaching, students attend weekly seminars that are led
by the college supervisors. These meetings focus on professional topics and allow
students to reflect upon and share their student teaching experience. In addition,
students develop interviewing techniques, become familiar with employment seeking
strategies, and develop a portfolio that includes but is not limited to a resume,
a philosophy of education statement, lesson plans, and documentation of professional
1 CreditSCorequisite: ED450.
Fall only **
Total credit hours = 78-79
*There are field experiences in these courses. Students should take only one of these
courses per semester. Allow a two-hour block of time for scheduled field experience
twice a week.
**ED 450 & 451 (Student Teaching and Seminar) may be taken only in the FALL semester
of the senior year. Secondary Foreign Language Education majors take ED 450 & 451
in the SPRING semester. ED 450 requires students' full-time participation and no other
courses may be taken during this semester without the education advisors' approval.
Students must have reliable transportation.
NOTE: It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors to meet all
current certification requirements. All students are required to take six credits
of English composition (or equivalent) and literature (or the equivalent) and two
college level mathematics courses (or the equivalent) prior to being admitted to a
certification program. See Section I of the Education Department Student Handbook
for explanation of all certification requirements.