General Science Elementary Education Minor Requirements

This is a broadfield, general science minor for students majoring in elementary education. It is intended to insure breadth of science preparation, with training from each of the four areas: biology, chemistry, physical geography/geology, and physics/astronomy. This general, introductory background from the specified courses would be appropriate for conducting science classes in the elementary schools.

Minor Requirements - 24 units
BIOLOGY 214ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY3
Select at least 3 additional units from Biology courses (BIOLOGY 120 is recommended)3
Select 4-5 units from Chemistry courses (CHEM 100 is recommended, CHEM 102 would be acceptable)4-5
Select 4-5 units from physical Geography or Geology courses; the following are recommended courses:4-5
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (GL)
PRINCIPLES OF GEOLOGY
ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGY
PHYSCS 212PHYSICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS4
ASTRONMY 114DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY (GM)3
Select additional units to total at least 24 units from the following:3-4
EARTH AND LIFE HISTORY
PRINCIPLES OF OCEANOGRAPHY
DINOSAURS
ENERGY (GM)
LIGHT AND COLOR
PHYSICS OF SOUND AND MUSIC
Total Units24-27