2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Sep 17, 2021  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbers

Course numbers appear before the course titles. Courses numbered 1 – 9 are developmental courses. The credits earned in these courses cannot be applied toward a degree, certificate or diploma. Courses numbered 10 – 99 are first level courses for certificate programs. The credits earned cannot be applied toward an associate degree program. Courses numbered 100 – 299 can be applied to an appropriate associate degree program, and they may also be used in certificate programs.

Course Credits

Course credits are provided after the course titles. One credit is equivalent to one collegiate semester hour credit.

Course Hours

The number of lecture and laboratory hours is shown at the end of each course description. The total number of lecture and laboratory hours is referred to as “contact” hours since it reflects the time spent each week under the supervision of a faculty member.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites are identified in the course description and must normally be met prior to enrollment. If a co-requisite is identified, it means the two courses should be taken at the same time.

 

Music

  
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    MUS 111 - Music Theory I


    4 credits
    Discusses elements of musical construction of scales, intervals, triads and chord progressions. Develops ability to sing at sight and write from dictation. Introduces the analysis of the Bach chorale style. Expands facility with harmonic dictation and enables the student to use these techniques at the keyboard. Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours. Total: 5 hours per week.

  
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    MUS 112 - Music Theory II


    4 credits
    Discusses elements of musical construction of scales, intervals, triads and chord progressions. Develops ability to sing at sight and write from dictation. Introduces the analysis of the Bach chorale style. Expands facility with harmonic dictation and enables the student to use these techniques at the keyboard. Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours. Total: 5 hours per week.

  
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    MUS 121 - Music Appreciation I


    3 credits
    Increases the variety and depth of the student’s interest, knowledge and involvement, in music and related cultural activities. Acquaints the student with traditional and twentieth-century music literature, emphasizing the relationship music has as an art form with man and society. Increases the student’s awareness of the composers and performers of all eras through listening and concert experiences. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    MUS 129 - Theatre/Musical Workshop


    3 credits
    Enables students to work in various activities of a play production or a musical production including performance, orchestra, set design, stage carpentry, sound, costuming, lighting, stage managing, props, promotion, or stage crew. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours per week. 1-6 credits.

     


      Credit will not be awarded for both. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours per week. This course is cross-listed with CST 136 . Laboratory: 6 hours. Total: 6 hours per week.

  
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    MUS 131 - Class Voice I


    2 credits
    Introduces the many aspects of singing from the physical act through the aesthetic experience. The course is designed for the beginning singer who desires vocal improvement, and for the voice major as an addition to and extension of skills and knowledge necessary for artistic development. Introduces appropriate repertoire. Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours. Total: 3 hours per week.

  
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    MUS 132 - Class Voice II


    2 credits
    Introduces the many aspects of singing from the physical act through the aesthetic experience. The course is designed for the beginning singer who desires vocal improvement, and for the voice major as an addition to and extension of skills and knowledge necessary for artistic development. Introduces appropriate repertoire. Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours. Total: 3 hours per week.

  
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    MUS 136 - Applied Music-Voice


    2 credits
    Teaches singing, proper breath control, diction, and development of tone. Studies the standard vocal repertoire. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. One or two half-hour lessons per week. Four to eight hours practice required. May be repeated - check with your advisor Laboratory: 4-8 hours per week

  
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    MUS 137 - Chorus Ensemble


    2 credits
    Ensemble consists of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. May be repeated for credit. Divisional approval required. May be repeated for credit. Laboratory: 6 hours per week.

  
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    MUS 138 - Small Vocal Ensemble


    1 credit
    Ensemble consist of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. Divisional approval required. May be repeated for credit. Laboratory: 3-6 hours per week

  
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    MUS 141 - Class Piano I


    2 credits
    Offers the beginning piano student activities in learning musical notation, in accomplishing sight-reading skills, and in mastering techniques of keyboard playing. Presents appropriate literature. Open to all students and may be used to fulfill applied minor instrument requirement for music major. Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours. Total: 3 hours per week.

  
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    MUS 142 - Class Piano II


    2 credits
    Offers the beginning piano student activities in learning musical notation, in accomplishing sight-reading skills, and in mastering techniques of keyboard playing. Presents appropriate literature. Open to all students and may be used to fulfill applied minor instrument requirement for music major. Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours. Total: 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 141 .
  
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    MUS 143 - Chamber Ensemble


    1 credit
    Consists of performance in a select ensemble, designed for high-level, artistic, public performances of major literature strings, winds, brass, percussion, keyboard and voice. Membership in the Chamber Ensemble is open to any student who qualifies through audition. May be repeated for credit. Laboratory: 3-6 hours per week

  
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    MUS 144 - Jazz Chamber Ensemble


    1 credit
    Consists of performance from the standard jazz small group repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques, improvisation, and arranging. Divisional approval and performing experience required.
      May be repeated for credit. Laboratory: 3-6 hours per week

  
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    MUS 145 - Applied Music - Keyboard


    2 credits
    Teaches piano, organ, harpsichord, or synthesizer. Studies the standard repertoire. Prerequisite divisional approval. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. 1-2 half-hour lessons per week, 4-8 hours practice (laboratory) required. May be repeated - check with your advisor. Laboratory: 4-8 hours per week

  
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    MUS 148 - Orchestra Ensemble


    1 credit
    Ensemble consist of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. Divisional approval required. May be repeated for credit. Laboratory: 3-6 hours per week

  
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    MUS 149 - Band Ensemble


    1 credit
    Ensemble consists of performance from the standard repertoires, including study of ensemble techniques and interpretation. Divisional approval required. May be repeated for credit. Laboratory: 3-6 hours per week

  
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    MUS 155 - Applied Music - Woodwinds


    2 credits
    Teaches fundamentals of the woodwind instruments. Studies the standard repertoire. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. 1-2 half-hour lessons per week, 4-8 hours practice (laboratory) required. May be repeated - check with your advisor. Laboratory: 4-8 hours per week

  
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    MUS 163 - Guitar Theory and Practice I


    3 credits
    Studies the fundamentals of sound production, music theory, and harmony as they apply to guitar. Builds proficiency in both the techniques of playing the guitar and in the application of music fundamentals to these techniques. Presents different types of guitars and related instruments. Emphasizes music as entertainment and as a communication skill. Part I of II. Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours. Total: 5 hours per week.

  
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    MUS 164 - Guitar Theory and Practice II


    3 credits
    Studies the fundamentals of sound production, music theory, and harmony as they apply to guitar. Builds proficiency in both the techniques of playing the guitar and in the application of music fundamentals to these techniques. Presents different types of guitars and related instruments. Emphasizes music as entertainment and as a communication skill. Part II of II. Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours. Total: 5 hours per week.

  
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    MUS 165 - Applied Music - Strings


    2 credits
    Teaches fundamentals of string instruments, harp, or guitar. Studies the standard repertoire. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. 1-2 half-hour lessons per week, 4-8 hours practice (laboratory) required. May be repeated - check with your advisor. Laboratory: 4-8 hours per week

  
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    MUS 175 - Applied Music - Brass


    2 credits
    Teaches fundamentals of brass instruments. Studies the standard repertoire. Prerequisite divisional approval. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. 1-2 half-hour lessons per week, 4-8 hours practice (laboratory) required. May be repeated - check with your advisor. Laboratory: 4-8 hours per week

  
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    MUS 185 - Applied Music - Percussion


    2 credits
    Teaches fundamentals of percussion instruments. Studies the standard repertoire. Prerequisite divisional permission. Private lessons are available for either 1 or 2 hours of credit per semester. The length of the lessons will be 1/2 hour for 1 hour credit and 1 hour for 2 hours credit per semester. All courses in applied music may be repeated for a total of 8 hours for the major and 4 hours for the minor. 1-2 half-hour lessons per week, 4-8 hours practice (laboratory) required. May be repeated - check with your advisor. Laboratory: 4-8 hours per week

  
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    MUS 211 - Advanced Music Theory I


    4 credits
    Increases facility in the analysis and usage of diatonic and chromatic harmonies. Continues harmonic analysis of Bach style. Includes exercises in sight-singing, ear-training, and keyboard harmony. Part l of ll. Lecture: 3 hours per week Laboratory: 2 hours per week Total: 5 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 111-112 or equivalent.
  
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    MUS 212 - Advanced Music Theory II


    4 credits
    Increases facility in the analysis and usage of diatonic and chromatic harmonies. Continues harmonic analysis of Bach style. Includes exercises in sight-singing, ear-training, and keyboard harmony. Part ll of ll. Lecture: 3 hours per week Laboratory: 2 hours per week Total: 5 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): MUS 111-112 or equivalent.
  
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    MUS 221 - History of Music I


    3 credits
    Presents the chronology of musical styles from antiquity to the present time. Relates the historical development of music to parallel movements in art, drama, and literature. Develops techniques for listening analytically and critically to music. Part I of II. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    MUS 222 - History of Music II


    3 credits
    Presents the chronology of musical styles from antiquity to the present time. Relates the historical development of music to parallel movements in art, drama, and literature. Develops techniques for listening analytically and critically to music. Part II of II. Lecture: 3 hours per week.


Nursing

  
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    NSG 100 - Introduction to Nursing Concepts


    4 credits
    Introduces concepts of nursing practice and conceptual learning. Focuses on basic nursing concepts with an emphasis on safe nursing practice and the development of the nursing process. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours. Total: 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 141  (or BIO 231 or NAS 161).
  
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    NSG 106 - Competencies for Nursing Practice


    2 credits
    Focuses on the application of concepts through clinical skill development. Emphasizes the use of clinical judgment in skill acquisition. Includes principles of safety, evidence-based practice, informatics and math computational skills. Prepares students to demonstrate competency in specific skills and drug dosage calculation including the integration of skills in the care of clients in simulated settings. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/ community settings, and/or simulated environments. Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 3 hours. Total: 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): MTE 1  - MTE 5   and BIO 141  (or BIO 231 or NAS 161).
  
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    NSG 130 - Professional Nursing Concepts


    1 credit
    Introduces the role of the professional nurse and fundamental concepts in professional development. Focuses on professional identity, legal/ethical issues and contemporary trends in professional nursing. Lecture: 1 hour. Total: 1 hour per week.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 141  or BIO 231 or NAS 161.
  
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    NSG 152 - Health Care Participant


    3 credits
    Focuses on the health and wellness of diverse individuals, families, and the community throughout the lifespan. Covers concepts that focus on client attributes and preferences regarding healthcare. Emphasizes population-focused care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or cooperating agencies, and/or simulated environments. Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours. Total: 5 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 142  (or BIO 232 or NAS 162), NSG 100 NSG 106 NSG 130  and NSG 200 .

    Pre- or Co-requisites: BIO 150  or BIO 205.

  
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    NSG 170 - Health/Illness Concepts


    6 credits
    Focuses on the nursing care of individuals and/or families throughout the lifespan with an emphasis on health and illness concepts. Includes concepts of nursing care for the antepartum client and clients with common and predictable illnesses. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Lecture: 4 hours. Laboratory: 6 hours. Total: 10 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 142  (or BIO 232 or NAS 162), NSG 100 NSG 106 NSG 130  and NSG 200 .

    Pre- or Co-requisites: BIO 150  or BIO 205.

  
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    NSG 200 - Health Promotion and Assessment


    3 credits
    Introduces assessment and health promotion for the individual and family. Includes assessment of infants, children, adults, geriatric clients and pregnant females. Emphasizes health history and the acquisition of physical assessment skills with underlying concepts of development, communication, and health promotion. Prepares students to demonstrate competency in the assessment of clients across the lifespan. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 141  (or BIO 231 or NAS 161).
  
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    NSG 210 - Health Care Concepts I


    5 credits
    Focuses on care of clients across the lifespan in multiple settings including concepts related to physiological health alterations and reproduction. Emphasizes the nursing process in the development of clinical judgment for clients with multiple needs. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Part I of II. Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 6 hours. Total 9 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 150  (or BIO 205), NSG 152 NSG 170 .
  
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    NSG 211 - Health Care Concepts II


    5 credits
    Focuses on care of clients across the lifespan in multiple settings including concepts related to psychological and physiological health alterations. Emphasizes the nursing process in the development of clinical judgment for clients with multiple needs. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Part II of II. Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 6 hours. Total 9 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): BIO 150  (or BIO 205), NSG 152  and NSG 170 .
  
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    NSG 230 - Advanced Professional Nursing Concepts


    2 credits
    Develops the role of the professional nurse in the healthcare environment in preparation for practice as a registered nurse. Introduces leadership and management concepts and focuses on the integration of professional behaviors in a variety of healthcare settings. Lecture: 2 hours. Total: 2 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): NSG 210  and NSG 211 .
  
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    NSG 252 - Complex Health Care Concepts


    4 credits
    Focuses on nursing care of diverse individuals and families integrating complex health concepts. Emphasizes clinical judgment, patient-centered care and collaboration. Lecture: 4 hours. Total: 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): NSG 210  and NSG 211 .
  
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    NSG 270 - Nursing Capstone


    4 credits
    Provides students with the opportunity to comprehensively apply and integrate learned concepts from previous nursing courses into a capstone experience. Emphasizes the mastery of patient-centered care, safety, nursing judgment, professional behaviors, informatics, quality improvement, and collaboration in the achievement of optimal outcomes of care. Provides supervised learning experiences in faculty and/or preceptor-guided college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Laboratory: 12 hours. Total: 12 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): NSG 210  and NSG 211 .

Philosophy

  
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    PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy I


    3 credits
    Introduces a broad spectrum of philosophical problems and perspectives with an emphasis on the systematic questioning of basic assumptions about meaning, knowledge, reality and values. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    PHI 111 - Logic I


    3 credits
    Introduces inductive and deductive reasoning with an emphasis on common errors and fallacies. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    PHI 220 - Ethics


    3 credits
    Provides a systematic study of representative ethical systems. Lecture: 3 hours per week.


Photography

  
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    PHT 105 - Basic Photography


    3 credits
    Studies fundamental techniques of the camera and its expressive possibilities. Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours. Total: 4 hours per week.

  
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    PHT 110 - History of Photography


    3 credits
    Surveys important photographers, processes, and historical influences of the 19th and 20th centuries. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    PHT 120 - Screenwriting


    3 credits
    Focuses on the craft of writing for the screen. Examines film and television screenplay structure. Analyzes dramatic strategies in film and television. Learn and apply correct script form and creatively engage in the various stages of original scriptwriting. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    PHT 135 - Electronic Darkroom


    3 credits
    Teaches students to create and manipulate digital photographs. Covers masking, color corrections, and merging of illustrations with photographs. Examines the ethical and property-rights issues that are raised in the manipulation of images. Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 4 hours. Total: 5 hours per week.

  
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    PHT 150 - Film Production I


    3 credits
    Introduces students to the basic techniques and procedures involved in motion picture production. Emphasizes aspects of filmmaking from scripting and preproduction through editing and postproduction. Includes the exploration of professional film crew roles in grip, lighting, production management, directing, sound and editing. Part I of II. Credit will not be awarded for both. This course is cross- listed with ART 160. Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours. Total: 4 hours per week.

  
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    PHT 151 - Film Production II


    3 credits
    Reinforces techniques covered in Film Production I emphasizing technical and theoretical aspects of the filmmaking process. Requires student collaboration on film assignments from scripting and preproduction through editing and postproduction, and roles in grip, lighting, production management, directing, sound, and editing. Part II of II. Credit will not be awarded for both. This course is cross-listed with ART 161. Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours. Total: 4 hours per week.

  
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    PHT 164 - Introduction to Digital Photography


    3 credits
    Teaches the fundamentals of photography including camera function, composition, and image production as they apply to digital imagery. Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 4 hours. Total: 5 hours per week.

  
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    PHT 216 - Wildlife Photography


    3 credits
    An advanced course in the photography of natural objects. Emphasis will be placed on critiquing the student’s photographic work. Offers seminars on specific subject areas such as animals, plants, birds, insects, and wilderness scenes. Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours. Total: 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): PHT 117 or divisional permission.
  
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    PHT 221 - Studio Lighting I


    3 credits
    Examines advanced lighting and camera techniques under controlled studio conditions. Includes view camera use, electronic flash, advanced lighting techniques, color temperature and filtration, and lighting ratios. Requires outside shooting. Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours. Total: 5 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): PHT 102 or equivalent.
  
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    PHT 226 - Commercial Photography


    3 credits
    Examines advanced topics relating to commercial photography. Emphasizes advertising, portraiture, and commercial and public relations. Lecture: 2 hours per week Laboratory: 3 hours per week Total: 5 hours per week

    Prerequisite(s): PHT 221  
  
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    PHT 247 - Alternative Photographic Processes


    3 credits
    Explores manipulated imagery including traditional and non- traditional processes such as non-silver and electronic imaging. Uses enlarged film negatives in order to investigate a variety of methods. Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 4 hours. Total: 5 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): PHT 102 or equivalent.
  
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    PHT 264 - Digital Photography II


    3 credits
    Teaches theory and practice of digital photography. Emphasizes use of digital cameras in studio and on location. Teaches advanced techniques of image editing. Provides training in digital image transmission from remote locations. Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours. Total: 5 hours per week.

  
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    PHT 274 - Digital Film Editing and Post Production


    3 credits
    Introduces students to techniques and procedures involved in digital film editing and post production. Covers aspects of editing to include industry standard software packages. Emphasizes the mechanics and obstacles of working with the moving image in the 21st century including available tools and methods, importance of file types, and how to keep things organized. Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours. Total: 4 hours per week.

  
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    PHT 296 - Filmmaking Internship


    3 credits
    Specializes in career orientation and training program (without pay) supervised and coordinated by the College in selected local businesses and industries. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

  
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    PHT 299 - Supervised Study


    3 credits
    Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.


Physical Education and Recreation

  
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    PED 109 - Yoga


    1 credit
    Focuses on the forms of yoga training emphasizing flexibility. Laboratory: 2 hours. Total: 2 hours per week.

  
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    PED 111 - Weight Training I


    1 credit
    Focuses on muscular strength and endurance training through individualized workout programs. Teaches appropriate use of weight equipment. Laboratory: 2 hours. Total: 2 hours per week.

  
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    PED 116 - Lifetime Fitness and Wellness


    2 credits
    Provides a study of fitness and wellness and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle. Defines fitness and wellness, evaluates the student’s level of fitness and wellness, and motivates the student to incorporate physical fitness and wellness into daily living. A personal fitness/wellness plan is required for the 2–credit course. Lecture: 1 hour. Laboratory: 2 hours. Total: 3 hours per week.


Physical Therapy Assistant

  
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    PTH 151 - Musculoskeletal Structure and Function


    4 credits
    Studies the human musculoskeletal system. Covers terms of position and movement, location and identification of specific bony landmarks, joint structure and design, ligaments, muscle origin, action and innervation, and emphasizes types of contraction. Lecture: 3 hours per week Laboratory: 3 hours per week Total: 6 hours per week


Physics

  
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    PHY 101 - Introduction to Physics I


    4 credits
    Surveys general principles of physics. Includes topics such as force and motion, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours. Total: 6 hours per week.

  
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    PHY 201 - General College Physics I


    4 credits
    Teaches fundamental principles of physics. Covers mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism and selected topics in modern physics. Part I of II. Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours. Total: 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 161 .
  
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    PHY 202 - General College Physics II


    4 credits
    Teaches fundamental principles of physics. Covers mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, and selected topics in modern physics. Part II of II. Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours. Total: 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 161  and PHY 201 .
  
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    PHY 241 - University Physics I


    4 credits
    Teaches principles of classical and modern physics. Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, relativity, and nuclear physics. Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours. Total: 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): MTH 263   or divisional approval.
  
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    PHY 242 - University Physics II


    4 credits
    Teaches principles of classical and modern physics. Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, relativity, and nuclear physics. Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours. Total: 6 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): PHY 241  and MTH 264   or divisional approval.

Political Science

  
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    PLS 135 - American National Politics


    3 credits
    Teaches political institutions and processes of the national government of the United States, focuses on the U.S. Congress, presidency and the courts and on their interrelationships. Gives attention to public opinion, suffrage, elections, political parties, interest groups, civil rights, domestic policy and foreign relations.

    This is a Passport course. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    PLS 211 - U.S. Government I


    3 credits
    Teaches structure, operation, and process of national, state, and local governments. Includes in-depth study of the three branches of the government and of public policy.

    This is a Passport course. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    PLS 212 - U.S. Government II


    3 credits
    Teaches structure, operation, and process of national, state, and local governments. Includes in-depth study of the three branches of the government and of public policy. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    PLS 241 - International Relations I


    3 credits
    Teaches geographic, demographic, economic, ideological and other factors conditioning the policies of countries and discusses conflicts and their adjustment. Lecture: 3 hours per week.


Psychology

  
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    PSY 116 - Psychology of Death and Dying


    3 credits
    Focuses on psychological aspects of death and dying. Teaches the meaning of death and ways of handling its personal and social implications. Includes psychological, sociological, cultural, and religious views of death. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    PSY 200 - Principles of Psychology


    3 credits
    Surveys the basic concepts of psychology. Covers the scientific study of behavior, behavioral research methods and analysis, and theoretical interpretations. Includes topics that cover physiological mechanisms, sensation/perception, motivation, learning, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology.

    This is a Passport course. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 111 .

  
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    PSY 213 - Statistics for Behavioral Sciences


    3 credits
    Introduces the principles and processes of statistics within behavioral research. Emphasizes understanding and applying statistical tests to behavioral data, stresses recognition and use of process, based upon knowledge and understanding over mathematical derivation. Focuses on selection of appropriate statistics, their application, and correct decisions of interpretation within a behavioral research experience. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 200   and MTH 245  (OR MTH 157)
  
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    PSY 225 - Theories of Personality


    3 credits
    Studies the major personality theories and their applications. Includes psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive and humanistic perspectives. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): PSY 200 , PSY 201 or PSY 202.
  
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    PSY 230 - Developmental Psychology


    3 credits
    Studies the development of the individual from conception to death. Follows a life-span perspective on the developmental tasks of the person’s physical, cognitive and psychosocial growth. Lecture: 3 hours per week.


Recreation and Parks

  
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    RPK 180 - Youth Sports Administration


    3 credits
    Prepares coaching professionals to develop and implement emotionally and physically healthful youth sports programs. Includes an analysis of the youth sports program planning process including: philosophy development, learning styles and outcomes, managing parents and players, skills development, risk management, financial planning and strategic partnerships and sports event management. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    RPK 210 - Principles and Psychology of Coaching


    3 credits
    Provides an analysis of volunteer coaching and the coaching profession planning process including; philosophy development, learning styles and outcomes, managing parents and players, skills development, risk management, financial planning, drugs and eating disorders in sport and physical training. Lecture: 2 hours. Laboratory: 2 hours. Total: 4 hours per week.

  
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    RPK 296 - On Site Training


    1 credit
    Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.


Religion

  
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    REL 100 - Introduction to the Study of Religion


    3 credits
    Explores various religious perspectives and ways of thinking about religious themes and religious experience. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    REL 230 - Religions of the World


    3 credits
    Introduces religions of the world with attention to origin, history and doctrine. Lecture: 3 hours per week.


Russian

  
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    RUS 101 - Beginning Russian I


    5 credits
    Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Russian, and emphasizes the structure of the language. May include oral drill and practice. Lecture: 5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.

  
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    RUS 102 - Beginning Russian II


    5 credits
    Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Russian, and emphasizes the structure of the language. May include oral drill and practice. Lecture: 5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.

    Prerequisite(s): RUS 101 .
  
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    RUS 201 - Intermediate Russian I


    3 credits
    Continues the development of the skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Russian. Class conducted in Russian. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): RUS 102  or equivalent. May include oral drill and practice.
  
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    RUS 202 - Intermediate Russian II


    3 credits
    Continues the development of the skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Russian. Class conducted in Russian. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): RUS 201  or equivalent. May include oral drill and practice.

Safety

  
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    SAF 126 - Principles of Industrial Safety


    3 credits
    Teaches principles and practices of accident prevention, analysis of accident causes, mechanical safeguards, fire prevention, housekeeping, occupational diseases, first aid, safety organization, protection equipment and general safety principles and promotion Lecture: 3 hours per week

  
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    SAF 130 - Industrial Safety – OSHA 10


    1 credit
    Presents an introduction to occupational health and safety and its application in the workplace. Emphasizes safety standards and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), its rules and regulations (OSHA 10). Lecture: 1 hour per week.


Sociology

  
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    SOC 200 - Principles of Sociology


    3 credits
    Introduces fundamentals of social life. Presents significant research and theory in areas such as culture, social structure, socialization, deviance, social stratification, and social institutions. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    SOC 211 - Principles of Anthropology I


    3 credits
    Inquires into the origins, development, and diversification of human biology and human cultures. Includes fossil records, physical origins of human development, human population genetics, linguistics, cultures’ origins and variation, and historical and contemporary analysis of human societies. Part I of II.

    This is a Passport course. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    SOC 268 - Social Problems


    3 credits
    Applies sociological concepts and methods to analysis of current social problems. Includes delinquency and crime, mental illness, drug addition, alcoholism, sexual behavior, population crisis, race relations, family and community disorganization, poverty, automation, wars, and disarmament. Lecture: 3 hours per week.


Spanish

  
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    SPA 101 - Beginning Spanish I


    4 credits
    Introduces understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic Spanish sentence structure. May include one additional hour of oral drill and practice per week. Lecture: 4 hours per week.

  
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    SPA 102 - Beginning Spanish II


    4 credits
    Introduces understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills and emphasizes basic Spanish sentence structure. May include one additional hour of oral drill and practice per week. Lecture: 4 hours per week.

  
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    SPA 103 - Basic Spoken Spanish I


    3 credits
    Teaches oral communication and introduces cultural mores and customs to students with no prior instruction in the language. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    SPA 104 - Basic Spoken Spanish II


    3 credits
    Teaches oral communication and introduces cultural mores and customs to students with no prior instruction in the language. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    SPA 163 - Spanish for Health Professionals I


    3 credits
    Introduces Spanish to those in the health sciences. Emphasizes oral communication and practical medical vocabulary. May include oral drill and practice. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    SPA 164 - Spanish for Health Professionals II


    3 credits
    Introduces Spanish to those in the health sciences. Emphasizes oral communication and practical medical vocabulary. May include oral drill and practice. Lecture: 3 hours per week.

  
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    SPA 201 - Intermediate Spanish I


    3 credits
    Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Lecture: 3 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.

    Prerequisite(s): SPA 102  or equivalent. May include oral drill and practice.
  
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    SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish II


    3 credits
    Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Lecture: 3 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week.

    Prerequisite(s): SPA 102  or equivalent. May include oral drill and practice.
  
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    SPA 211 - Intermediate Spanish Conversation I


    4 credits
    Continues to develop fluency through emphasis on idioms and other complex sentence structures. Lecture: 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): SPA 202  or equivalent.
  
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    SPA 212 - Intermediate Spanish Conversation II


    4 credits
    Continues to develop fluency through emphasis on idioms and other complex sentence structures. Lecture: 4 hours per week.

    Prerequisite(s): SPA 202  or equivalent.

Student Development

  
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    SDV 100 - College Success Skills


    1 credit
    Assists students in transition to colleges. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, curricular offerings. Encourages contact with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students. May include English and math placement testing. Strongly recommended for beginning students. Required for graduation. Lecture: 1 hour per week.

  
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    SDV 101 - Orientation to Discipline


    1 credit
    Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals, to services offered at the college and to the discipline in which they are enrolled. Covers topics such as services at the college including the learning resources center; counseling and advising; listening, test taking, and study skills; and topical areas which are applicable to their particular discipline. Lecture: 1 hour per week.

  
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    SDV 108 - College Survival Skills


    2 credits
    Provides an orientation to the college. Introduces study skills, career and life planning. Offers an opportunity to engage in activities aimed at self-discovery. Emphasizes development of “coping skills” such as listening, interpersonal relations, competence, and improved self-concept. Recommended for students enrolled in developmental courses. Lecture: 2 hours per week.

 

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