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 SOCIETY (GM)3
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 (GL)
ELEMENTS OF GEOLOGY (GL)
PHYSCS 212PHYSICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS (GL)4
ASTRONMY 114DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY (GM)3
Select additional units to total at least 24 units from the following:3-4
EARTH AND LIFE HISTORY (GM)
PRINCIPLES OF OCEANOGRAPHY (GM)
DINOSAURS (GM)
ENERGY (GM)
LIGHT AND COLOR (GL)
PHYSICS OF SOUND AND MUSIC (GM)
Total Units24-27