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College Connections Course Listing

Courses currently available through College Connections:

*Course offerings vary by high school. Please check with your high school guidance counselor to determine which College Connections courses are offered at your school.

ART Courses

ART 1510 - Drawing I

3 credits

Students will gain a working knowledge of foundation skills and abilities in artistic visual expression. Students are introduced to drawing media and concepts. Students learn to draw perceived objects and become able to discuss the drawings meaningfully. No prerequisites.

ART 1590 - Ceramics I

3 credits

Students will gain a working knowledge of fundamental and advanced studio work in clay preparation, hand building, throwing, mold making, slip casting, glaze preparation, decorating techniques, and firing techniques. No prerequisites.

ART 1670 - Digital Photography I

3 credits

Students in this fine arts and media arts studio course will establish a foundation in digital photography techniques, digital darkroom use, and management, output, and presentation techniques. Students will create images using digital cameras, enhance and manipulate images in the computer, manage and archive digital image files, and assemble a portfolio. Corequisite: ENG 1510 or Eligibility ENG 1530.

ART 1730 - Intro to Computer Art/Design

3 credits

Students will be introduced to techniques and processes of creating artwork and graphic design using the computer. Students will get an overview of electronic image manipulation, illustration, and page layout and design. This course is a prerequisite to other computer art/graphic courses. No prerequisite.
ASL Courses

ASL 1510 - Introductory Sign Language I

4 credits

Students will gain a working knowledge of manual communication, including sign language, fingerspelling, conceptualization, structure, and syntax of American Sign Language. An introduction to cultural and historical perspectives of the Deaf community is also emphasized. Eligibility: ENG 1510 and a score of 70+ on the Accuplacer test.

ASL 1520 - Introductory Sign Language II

4 credits

Students will continue to sharpen their skill level and understanding of American Sign Language conceptualization, structure, and syntax. Students will expand their repertoire of American Sign Language vocabulary, including key phrases that are necessary for day-to-day interaction. Comprehension of cultural and historical perspectives of the Deaf community will progress and deepen. Prerequisite: ASL 1510.
BIO Courses

BIO 1500 - Human Biology

0 or 4 credits

This course covers basic structures and functions of the human body. Students will learn about the chemical basis of life, cellular structure and metabolism, tissues, and an overall survey of the organ systems of the body. An introduction to human evolution is presented. Recent developments in science, medicine, and health coupled with environmental issues and their impact on health are incorporated into the course. Laboratory exercises include use of the microscope, experimentation, and hands-on investigation of organ systems. Corequisite: ENG 1510, Reading score 80+.

BIO 1510 - Health Science

3 credits

Students will investigate a variety of health-related topics, many of which are useful in planning a healthier lifestyle. Topics include stress, mental health, nutrition, human sexuality and reproduction, birth control, sexually transmitted and other diseases, cardiovascular health, cancer, drugs (including alcohol), and environmental health. This survey course is appropriate for non-science majors. Corequisite: ENG 0430 and ENG 0410; Reading score Accuplacer 70+. Note: Eligibility for ENG 1510 is strongly recommended.

BIO 1520 - Biology of Birds

1 credit

In this introduction to birds, one of the most colorful and popular groups of animals on our planet, students will learn about basic anatomy and physiology, evolutionary history, classification and identification by sight and song, behavior, and ecological importance. Outdoor fieldwork is included. Eligibility: ENG 1510; Must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

BIO 1540 - Biology of Insects

1 credit

This course studies insects, the most abundant and diverse group of animals on our planet. Students will learn about basic anatomy and physiology, evolutionary history, classification and identification, behavior, and ecological and economic importance. Field trips and a small insect collection are required. Outdoor fieldwork included. Eligibility: ENG 1510; Must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

BIO 1560 - Biology of Mammals

1 credit

This course studies mammals, the group considered to be the peak of animal evolution. Students will learn about physiology, evolutionary history, classification and identification, behavior, and ecological importance. Outdoor fieldwork included. Eligibility: ENG 1510; Must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

BIO 1570 - Principles of Biology I

0 or 4 credits

Students will identify, understand, and interpret fundamental biological principles such as biodiversity, evolution, ecology, chemical foundations of life, cell structure and function, cellular metabolism, photosynthesis, respiration, cellular reproduction, and classical, human and molecular genetics. Laboratory may include one or more outdoor experiences. Prerequisite: high school chemistry or Corequisites: CHE 1500 or CHE 1530 and MAT 0600 and ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score 80+.

BIO 1575 - Biology:A Molecular Approach

0 to 4 credits

Students will understand how science is actually performed, with a special emphasis on the interdisciplinary nature of science. Basic principles of biology will be taught in context of fundamental principles of chemistry and physics to broaden understanding of the natural world. Students will perform research projects that focus on gene expressions/cell biology and ecosystems to reinforce these basic principles. Additionally, through their authentic applications of scientific method, students will learn basic skills like laboratory relevant math, reagent preparation, lab notebook keeping skills, pipeting and micropipeting skills, etc. Corequisite: MAT 0600, ENG 1510, must meet minimal college level reading score 80+. Prerequisite: high school chemistry or Corerequisite: CHE 1500 or CHE 1530.

BIO 2510 - Anatomy & Physiology I

0 to 4 credits

This course is the first of two human anatomy and physiology courses which must be taken in sequence. This first course is designed for students who have had little or no previous study of the body or the physical and chemical principles on which body structure and function is based. In this course, students are introduced to basic chemistry and physics, cytology, and histology, and the following organ systems are covered: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, immune, and respiratory. The accompanying laboratory deals with basic terminology, microscopy, animal dissection, organ dissection, and experimentation. Prerequisite: high school chemistry, CHE 1500, or CHE 1530; Corequisite: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+. It is strongly recommended that students have an appropriate biology course

BIO 2520 - Anatomy & Physiology II

0 to 4 credits

This course is the second of two human anatomy and physiology courses which must be taken in sequence. In this course, students are introduced to water, electrolyte, and acid-base balance, and the following organ systems are covered: urinary, digestive, endocrine, nervous, and reproductive. The accompanying laboratory deals with microscopy, animal dissection, organ dissection, and experimentation. Prerequisite: BIO 1570 or BIO 2510; Eligibility: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.
BUS Courses

BUS 1220 - College Keyboarding

3 credits

Students will master the keyboard and develop skills and techniques in accuracy, proofreading, speed, and document production. Basic letters, one-page reports, and a variety of business documents are introduced and keyed using the computer. Skill building is emphasized through individualized instruction. No prerequisites.

BUS 1320 - Word Processing

3 credits

Students will learn to create, edit, save, and print documents. Preparation of business letters and reports will enhance basic and production skills and office simulation activities. The ability to produce and edit professional business documents is strengthened. The course provides hands-on training in word processing software. Prerequisite: BUS 1220.

BUS 1410 - Accounting Fundamentals

3 credits

Students will gain an understanding of the accounting principles and procedures used to record, classify, and summarize financial data. Students will become familiar with accounting terminology and many of the financial records, forms, and statements used in an electronic environment. No prerequisites.

BUS 1420 - Office Procedures

3 credits

Students will prepare to learn and perform procedures to become effective in both the operation and managerial levels required in today's and tomorrow's office. A survey of the automated office and introduction to integrated office systems is emphasized. Students are given a perspective on the role of an office professional and an awareness of the technical developments that have affected the office professional. Course content includes theory and practice in time and work management, telephone techniques, planning/coordinating travel and meetings, and communication skills. No prerequisites.

BUS 1500 - Intro to Business

3 credits

Students will study the elements and characteristics of a free enterprise system and will be presented an overview of functional areas of business and basic concepts of the business world. Some topics include the environment of business, organization and management of the enterprise, management of human resources and production, marketing, finance, government's role in business, social responsibility, and cultural diversity, as well as major societal issues facing today's business executives. Recommended for beginning business students and non-business majors. Corequisite: ENG 0430.

BUS 1510 - Princ/Financial Accounting

4 credits

Students will gain a broad view of accounting's role in satisfying society's need for financial information. In an overview of the accounting profession, students will understand generally accepted accounting principles underlying the design, integrity, and effectiveness of accounting information systems. Providing relevant financial statements for the decision maker and the use of computers to generate financial information are outlined. Prerequisite:must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

BUS 1520 - Princ/Managerial Accounting

4 credits

Students will demonstrate basic decision making and analyzing skills in management accounting. Financing a business through debt or capital structures, analysis of cash flows, financial ratios, manufacturing costs, budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, and current managerial accounting topics are covered. Prerequisite: BUS 1510.

BUS 1610 - Personal Finance

3 credits

Students will gain an appreciation of the need for personal financial planning and will learn how to apply such planning to goal setting and budgets. They will evaluate exposures to risk and how insurance fits into a risk management plan. Students will have the ability to coordinate income, assets, and spending into a comprehensive program that takes the planner through the various stages of their life cycle, from college to retirement. Eligibility: ENG 1510.
CHE Courses

CHE 1500 - Intro to Chemistry

3 credits

Students will investigate fundamental concepts of chemistry from a theoretical approach using basic scientific tools of measurement and problem solving. Topics include atomic structure, nomenclature, bonding, periodic behavior, chemical equations, acids and bases, gases, liquids, solids, and properties of solutions. The course is for students with little or no chemistry background and/or who wish to continue in CHE 1550. Eligibility ENG 1510; Corequisites: MAT 0600 or MAT 1500; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

CHE 1550 - College Chemistry I

0 or 4 credits

Students will investigate fundamental concepts of chemistry from a theoretical perspective with an emphasis on problem solving. Through the laboratory students will attain and demonstrate qualitative and quantitative skills. The chemistry of elements and compounds will be studied through measurements, atomic structure, periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, reaction classification, redox, gases, liquids, and solids. The review class is strongly recommended as an opportunity to practice problem solving, to ask specific questions, and to review returned quizzes and exams. Course content is designed for the science/engineering major who has already taken a chemistry course and who wishes to transfer to a four-year institution. Prerequisite: high school chemistry or CHE 1500 or CHE 1530; Corequisites: ENG 1510 and MAT 1590; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

CHE 1560 - College Chemistry II

0 or 4 credits

A continuation of CHE 1550, students will investigate intermolecular forces in solids and liquids, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear reactions. Prerequisite: CHE 1550; Corequisite: ENG 1530 and MAT 1600.
CMM Courses

CMM 1510 - Intro to Communication

3 credits

Students will be introduced to the theories, processes, and applications of verbal and non-verbal human communication and explore why and how people communicate (face-to-face, in public, through the mass media, etc.). Students will also examine the ways that new communication technologies are shaping private and public discourse. Students will gain the skills necessary to recognize and analyze communication failures and be able to apply those skills in the process of becoming more effective communicators. Corequisite: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

CMM 1610 - Public Speaking

3 credits

Students will learn effective strategies for researching, preparing, and delivering informative and persuasive speeches to small groups. Students will be able to demonstrate methods for building confidence in speech delivery, supporting points with evidence, analyzing the audience, using media aids effectively, and refining delivery style. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.
CRI Courses

CRI 1320 - Intro Law Enforcement

3 credits

Starting with the origins of American law enforcement, this course concentrates on contemporary law enforcement agencies and their function within the criminal justice system. Students will study police agencies at the local, county, state, and federal levels, and their operational techniques, as well as goals and objectives within specific units of each agency. Eligibility: ENG 1510. Corequisites: CRI 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

CRI 1510 - Intro to Criminal Justice

3 credits

An interdisciplinary survey of the American criminal justice system with specific topical emphasis on crime, law enforcement, courts, and corrections. Students must learn and discuss cogently the significance of legal and behavioral aspects of crime, the process of justice, various law enforcement entities within the United States, the need for various court structures, and various penological systems. For criminal justice students and those interested in social sciences. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.
CSC Courses

CSC 1530 - Web Publishing

3 credits

Students will study HTML language, usability concepts, and embedding JavaScript programming code. Students will design web pages using tables, forms, cascading style sheets, multimedia, and JavaScript. Students will also learn how to publish a web page with video clips and sound. Prerequisite: some knowledge of HTML required.

CSC 1560 - Microcomputer Applications I

4 credits

Students use application software such as Microsoft Office to study word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software. The integration and practical application of these topics is stressed throughout the course. Students will spend a substantial amount of out-of-class time working on computer projects. Prerequisite: MAT 0500 or higher; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

CSC 1570 - Programming Concepts/Appl

3 credits

Students will learn the components of the programming cycle including problem analysis, algorithm development, design implementation, debugging, and acceptable documentation standards. Students will implement their algorithms using an object-oriented programming language. Corequisite: MAT 0600.

CSC 1590 - Computer Programming

4 credits

Students will learn algorithm development and object-oriented program design using an object-oriented language such as Java. Topics include control structures, program debugging, documentation, user-defined methods, parameter passing, graphical user interfaces, arrays, and user-defined classes. Students spend a substantial amount of out-of-class time working on computer projects. Prerequisite: CSC 1570; Corequisite: MAT 1590; Must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.
ECO Courses

ECO 1530 - Contemporary Economic Problems

3 credits

Students will analyze current economic problems while critically evaluating solutions to these problems. Students integrate basic economic concepts and terminology to problems surrounding such issues as the environment, distribution of resources, health care, crime, market power, poverty, discrimination, government price controls, and international trade. This course is not a substitute for ECO 2610-2620. Corequisite: ENG 0430; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.
ENG Courses

ENG 1510 - English Composition I

3 credits

Students will learn to write precise, clear, substantive essays. Students will work with multi-page papers, organization, and mechanics. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: admission by successful completion of ENG 0430 or placement score: Accuplacer Writeplacer 4-6; Accuplacer reading 70+. Students who have not met the minimum College Level Reading score (Accuplacer 80+) must be coregistered for ENG 0410.

ENG 1530 - English Composition II

3 credits

Students will learn to write precise, clear, substantial, and logical essays. They will develop critical thinking and writing skills required in higher education, employment, and life. Students will also learn to conduct research and write a research paper. Prerequisite: admission by successful completion of ENG 1510 or placement score: Accuplacer Writeplacer 7 or 8. Students must meet the minimum College Level Reading score (Accuplacer 80+).

ENG 1540 - Writing About Literature

3 credits

Students will learn to write precise, clear, substantial, and logical essays about fiction, poetry, and drama. Prerequisite: ENG 1530.

ENG 2620 - British Literature II

3 credits

Students will read, discuss, and write about ideas prompted by the British literature post Shakespeare up through the 20th century. Prerequisites: ENG 1530-1540.

ENG 2740 - Newswriting and Editing

3 credits

Students will practice most forms of journalism found in newspapers, magazines, and broadcasting studios. Emphasis is on the individual student's writing. Prerequisites: ENG 1530-1540.
ENR Courses

ENR 1560 - Intro Engineering & ENR Design

0 or 3 credits

This course provides a first experience for students choosing an engineering career and is divided into three segments. Part one covers the engineering design process. Part two introduces the student to computer-aided design. Part three introduces the student to the engineering fields and advances in high technology. Field trips and speakers are used to help the student select a major field and a transfer institution. Corequisite: MAT 1590.
FRE Courses

FRE 2510 - Intermediate French I

3 credits

Students will continue their French language study, including a review of basics covered in FRE 1510-1520. Students will focus on increasing their conversational fluency and understanding of the French civilization, past and present. They will also focus on expanding their reading ability by exploring popular and literary texts. Prerequisite: FRE 1520 or three years high school French or appropriate course placement on PLACE exam; Eligibility: ENG 1510.

FRE 2520 - Intermediate French II

3 credits

Students will continue their French language study, including a review of basics covered in FRE 1510-1520. Students will focus on increasing their conversational fluency and understanding of the French civilization, past and present. They will also focus on expanding their reading ability by exploring popular and literary texts. Prerequisite: FRE 2510 or four years high school French. Eligibility: ENG 1510.
GEO Courses

GEO 1520 - World Regional Geography

3 credits

Students will study and evaluate interrelationships of location, climate, landforms, and natural resources with the cultural, economic, and political systems of the world's political and cultural regions. Other topics include population trends, impact of technology and culture upon the natural environment, and patterns of economic development as they relate to regions of the world: Europe, Russia, Middle East, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.
HIS Courses

HIS 1510 - World History Before 1500

3 credits

Students will examine the foundations of major cultures of today's world from the beginning of recorded history to the early modern age, with an emphasis on how these developments continue to shape the human experience. They will utilize methods of the social sciences by researching, interpreting, and communicating an understanding of primary and secondary historical sources. The factual and interpretive content of this course will emphasize the comparisons of key historical developments, their chronology, interaction, and the diffusions of the world's major cultures amid increasing global interconnection. Eligibility: ENG 1530. It is not necessary to take HIS 1510 before HIS 1520. HIS courses are reading and writing intensive.

HIS 1520 - World History since 1500

3 credits

Students in this introductory historical survey course will study and evaluate the cultural changes and continuities of selected world societies during the Modern Era, from the sixteenth century CE, to the present from a western perspective. They will use social sciences methods to research, interpret, and communicate historical understanding through the use of primary and secondary sources. The shaping of the modern age and its legacy for the world today will be stressed, as will the implications for the future of the global community. Eligibility: ENG 1530. It is not necessary to take HIS 1510 before HIS 1520. HIS courses are reading and writing intensive.

HIS 1530 - US History before 1865

3 credits

Students will be introduced to the history of the United States from the European Encounter through the Civil War. Using the methodology of the social sciences, students will learn and evaluate the major political, social, cultural, scientific-technological, economic, and natural developments that shaped the United States during its formative years; when the American republic was founded, expanded, and tested by division. Students will give special attention to the unique contributions made by diverse peoples and institutions, and the responsibilities of educated citizens today. Eligibility: ENG 1530. It is not necessary to take HIS 1530 before HIS 1540. HIS courses are reading and writing intensive.

HIS 1540 - US History Since 1865

3 credits

Students will examine the history of the United States from the conclusion of the Civil War to the present. Using the methodology of the social sciences, students will learn and evaluate the major political, social, cultural, scientific-technological, economic, and natural developments that have shaped the recent American experience. Students will give special attention to the unique contributions made by diverse peoples and institutions, and will better understand the responsibilities of educated citizens today. Eligibility: ENG 1530. It is not necessary to take HIS 1530 before HIS 1540. HIS courses are reading and writing intensive.
HUS Courses

HUS 1210 - Intro to Human Services

3 credits

Students will examine the philosophy and goals of human services: social welfare, social work, and early childhood education, and be introduced to the historical, political, and social perspectives of human services. Programs designed to meet common human needs and alleviate social problems are identified and differences among programs including those of other countries are discussed. Methods and theories of intervention are studied with an emphasis on diversity of target populations. Through case studies, guest speakers, and agency visits, students are introduced to the human service career and generalist practice. Corequisite: ENG 1510 or Eligibility: ENG 1530; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.
MAT Courses

MAT 1500 - Problem Solving w/Mathematics

3 credits

Students will develop problem solving skills through a detailed study of topics such as financial mathematics, linear and exponential modeling, and geometry, in concert with specific problem solving strategies such as drawing diagrams, making systematic lists, looking for patterns, identifying sub-problems, and working backwards. Solution presentations and communication are emphasized. Prerequisite: MAT 0500 or one year of high school algebra and placement exam; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

MAT 1540 - Elementary Statistics

3 credits

Students will investigate various topics in both descriptive and inferential statistics including measures of central tendency and spread, graphical analysis of data, probability, random sampling, correlation and regression, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. Practical applications are emphasized throughout the course. A significant part of the course is taught in a laboratory setting using a software package such as Minitab. Prerequisite: MAT 0600 or MAT 1500 or two years of high school algebra/geometry and placement exam; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

MAT 1710 - Calculus/Analytic Geometry I

4 credits

Students will study the fundamental concepts of calculus. Topics include an introduction to analytic geometry, functions, limits and continuity, and derivatives and integrals and their applications. An approved graphing calculator is required. A computer algebra system such as DERIVE is incorporated into the course. Prerequisite: MAT 1600 or high school precalculus or equivalent.

MAT 1720 - Calculus/Analytic Geometry II

4 credits

Students will further their study of calculus. Topics include applications of the definite integral such as volume, surface area and arc lengths, logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric and hyperbolic functions, techniques of integration, polar coordinates, parametric equations, improper integrals, and sequences and series including power series and Taylor series. An approved graphing calculator is required. A computer algebra system such as DERIVE is incorporated into the course. Prerequisite: MAT 1710.
MCT Courses

MCT 1240 - Engineering Drawing w/AutoCAD

3 credits

Students will focus on engineering drawing fundamentals, incorporating both manual and computer-aided drafting. Topics include free-hand sketching, principles of applied geometry, orthographic projections, dimensioning, section views, pictorials, conventional drawing practices, standards, tolerancing, and an introduction to 2-D wire frame software such as AutoCAD. Students will create and modify CAD geometry, text, and dimensions. Eligibility: Must meet minimum reading score: Accuplacer 70+.

MCT 1270 - Machine Theory and Operations

0 or 3 credits

Students will learn the function and operation of basic chip producing machine tools such as lathes, drill, milling machines, saws, and grinders. Prerequisite: MAT 0600.
MOT Courses

MOT 1410 - Medical Terminology

3 credits

Focuses on medical terminology as it occurs in the anatomical systems of the human body. Students will learn the basic principles of medical word building, pronunciation, and use of medical terms. Students will also learn about all human anatomical systems, the study of common diseases, procedures, and abnormalities. Eligibility: ENG 1510.

MOT 1420 - Medical Office Procedures

1 to 3 credits

Students will learn procedures to become effective in the administrative duties necessary in today's state-of-the-art medical office. Students will examine medical records management, filing procedures, medicolegal communications, appointment scheduling, telephone procedures, insurance form completion, medical coding, medical transcription, and financial recordkeeping. Eligibility: ENG 1510.
MUS Courses

MUS 1510 - Intro to Music

3 credits

Guides the student's search for musical enjoyment and understanding. A survey of classical and popular music is presented through listening and written examples. Students will gain knowledge of music literature and the art of music and its relationship to society. No prior musical experience or skills required. Eligibility: ENG 0430; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

MUS 1570 - Music Theory I

3 credits

Introduces the student to the basic fundamentals of reading and writing music. Students will work with elements of common practice theory and harmony through written assignments and aural skills training. No previous musical experience or skills required. No prerequisites.
PHE Courses

PHE 1500 - Care/Prevent Athletic Injuries

3 credits

Students will be introduced to methods of conditioning, prevention, recognition, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, administrative procedures, and other major concerns conducted in an athletic training setting. The application of skills and knowledge in the clinical experience in the athletic training room will be emphasized. Corequisite: BIO 2510 recommended; Eligibility: ENG 0430.
PHL Courses

PHL 1570 - Critical Reasoning

3 credits

Students will identify and criticize arguments and will acquire an understanding of basic concepts in semantics and logical analysis. Students will distinguish sound from unsound arguments and identify common fallacies. Prerequisite: must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.
PHY Courses

PHY 1510 - Understanding Physics

4 credits

Students in this one-semester introductory course will learn how physics is the foundation for all other sciences. Students will look at physics from a conceptual viewpoint where verbal reasoning is emphasized and a minimum of algebra is used. Motion, heat, forces, light, energy, electricity, and magnetism are studied with the underlying theme being energy transfer. Each topic will emphasize hands-on investigations and lab experiences. Prerequisite: MAT 0500; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

PHY 1610 - General Physics I

0 or 4 credits

Students will use computer-based sensors and probes to learn the fundamental phenomena, principles, and laws of physics. They will investigate Newtonian mechanics, rotational motion, simple harmonic oscillators and wave motion. Students will become aware of physics in everything they do and see. A tutorial session is available and strongly recommended. Prerequisite: high school physics or PHY 1510; Corequisite: MAT 1600; Eligibility: ENG 1530.

PHY 1620 - General Physics II

0 or 4 credits

Students will continue their investigative approach to understanding the principles of physics. They will further their comprehension of wave phenomena, including sound waves, and will study electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and selected topics in modern physics such as relativity. A tutorial session is available and strongly recommended. Prerequisites: PHY 1610 and MAT 1600.
POL Courses

POL 1510 - American Politics

3 credits

Students will study and examine national, state, and local government and politics with an emphasis on national public policy making. Students will learn the different types of democracy, the varieties of political culture and ideology, the role and history of U.S. political parties, the structure of the U.S. constitution, including federalism, and the functioning of the political economy. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.
PSY Courses

PSY 1510 - General Psychology

3 credits

Students will demonstrate an understanding of theories and research as they apply to fundamental concepts in psychology. As they complete readings and activities on the history of psychology, models of learning, biology and behavior, personality theory, psychological disorders, social psychology and other selected topics students will apply their knowledge to better understand the causes of thought, feeling, and behavior. They will be able to comprehend and apply the methods of scientific inquiry to the science of psychology. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

PSY 1550 - Stress & Coping

3 credits

Students will demonstrate an understanding of the sources of common kinds of stress and the terminology associated with the areas of both stress and coping. They are expected to engage in critical thinking involving the physiology of stress and the understanding that certain situations are stressful to some and not others. Students will distinguish effective coping mechanisms from maladaptive, self-defeating approaches. Students are expected to apply what they have learned to their own lives. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

PSY 1610 - Death & Dying

3 credits

An introduction to how we view and cope with the concept and reality of death and dying, examining the psychological, social, and cultural responses. The course discusses all stages of death, including terminal illness, sudden death, the grieving process, and the importance of working through grief. Also, children of various ages and how they deal with death will be explored. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.
SOC Courses

SOC 1510 - Intro to Sociology

3 credits

Students will use sociological perspectives to critically analyze and understand taken-for-granted aspects of our social world. The influences of culture, socialization, social groups, and institutions on human behavior are investigated. Cultural diversity and issues related to social inequalities are also explored. Eligibility: ENG 1510; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.

SOC 1550 - Drinking 101

2 credits

Students will use sociological theories and concepts to examine social and cultural forces that influence alcohol consumption. Research about the social and personal consequences of drinking will be investigated. Students will also evaluate theories of alcoholism and the impact of alcohol-related social policies. Eligibility: ENG 1510; Must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 80+.
SPA Courses

SPA 2510 - Intermediate Spanish I

3 credits

Although a review of the fundamentals of the Spanish language is integral to this course, special attention is given to the continuing development of students' conversational and reading skills. Students build upon their understanding of literature in Spanish through study of the works of Spanish and Spanish-American authors. Prerequisite: SPA 1520 or three years high school Spanish; Eligibility: ENG 1510.

SPA 2520 - Intermediate Spanish II

3 credits

Although a review of the fundamentals of the Spanish language is integral to this course, special attention is given to the continuing development of students' conversational and reading skills. Students build upon their understanding of literature in Spanish through study of the works of Spanish and Spanish-American authors. Prerequisite: SPA 2510 or four years high school Spanish; Eligibility: ENG 1510.
THE Courses

THE 1510 - Introduction to Theatre

3 credits

Students will obtain an understanding and appreciation of theatre from early ritual through post-war American drama. Plays are viewed in class and read independently. Students will discuss a variety of dramatic forms. Acting styles and the elements of costuming, makeup, scenic design, and the lighting necessary to stage a show are also examined. Corequisite: ENG 1510 and a reading score of 80+.
WLD Courses

WLD 1200 - Safety and Cutting Processes

3 credits

This course introduces oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting systems. Topics include an intensive introduction to welding safety, proper equipment setup, and operation of oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cutting equipment with emphasis on straight line, curve and bevel cutting. Upon completion, students should be able to oxy-fuel and plasma-arc cut metals of varying thicknesses as well as have an appropriate understanding of welding safety. Corequisite: MAT 0500; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 70+.

WLD 1350 - Shielded Metal Arc Welding

3 credits

This course introduces the shielded metal arc (stick) welding process. Emphasis is placed on padding, fillet, and groove welds in various positions with SMAW electrodes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform SMAW fillet and groove welds on carbon plate with prescribed electrodes. Corequisite: MAT 0500; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 70+.

WLD 1360 - Gas Metal Arc Welding

3 credits

This course introduces gas metal arc (GMAW) welding and flux core arc welding processes (FCAW). Topics include equipment setup and fillet and groove welds with emphasis on application of GMAW and FCAW electrodes on carbon steel plate. Upon completion, students should be able to perform fillet welds on carbon steel in the flat, horizontal, and overhead positions. Corequisite: MAT 0500; must meet minimum college level reading score: Accuplacer 70+. Five hours of combined lecture and laboratory per week.