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

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.

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.

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

ASL Courses

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 70+.

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. 

AST Courses

Intro to Astronomy

3 credits

Students will learn about the universe while learning the scientific way of looking at the world and life. There will be four fundamental recurring questions: What is out there? Why is it the way it is? How do we know? How sure are we that we are right? Students will learn that science is a process and will learn the connection between theory and observation. Students will demonstrate their knowledge by observations of the sky and by accessing astronomy sites on the World Wide Web. Accuplacer Writing 7+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

AVN Courses

Private Pilot Ground School

3 credits

Students will receive theoretical training necessary to sit for the written portion of the Private Pilot Practical Test. This course will focus on aerodynamics, aircraft performance, cross-country navigation techniques, the application of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), the use of the Airman's Information Manual (AIM), and various aircraft maneuvers. Instruction is offered by FAA and college-approved instructors who are associated with local FAA-approved flight schools.

BIO Courses

Human Biology

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. Accuplacer Writing 4-6 and co-enrolled in ENG 1510 or Accuplacer Writing 7+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

Principles of Biology I

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.  Accuplacer Writing 4-6 and co-enrolled in ENG 1510 orAccuplacer Writing 7+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+. 

Note: Students in this course may have to complete the lab portion of the course on the JCC campus. Students will register for the course through their high school guidance office. Students must pay one-credit tuition for the lab course in addition to the lab fee and any required lab materials.  The lab course will follow the JCC calendar. 

Anatomy and Physiology I

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.  Accuplacer Reading: 80+. For BOCES New Visions Students only.

Anatomy and Physiology II

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.  Accuplacer Reading: 80+. For BOCES New Visions Students only.

Biology: A Molecular Approach

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. Prerequisite: High school chemistry. Accuplacer Writing 4-6 and co-enrolled in ENG 1510. Accuplacer Reading 80+. Accuplacer Algebra 57+.

 BUS Courses

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. No prerequisites.

Principles of 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. Accuplacer Reading 80+.

Principles of 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.

Personal Finance

4 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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

CHE Courses

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. Prerequisite: 2 years high school algebra. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

College Chemistry I

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 and 2 years of high school algebra. Accuplacer Writing 4-6 and co-enrolled in ENG 1510 or Accuplacer Writing 7+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+. 

Note: Students in this course must complete the lab portion of the course on the JCC campus. Students will register for the course through their high school guidance office. Students must pay one-credit tuition for the lab course in addition to the lab fee and any required lab materials.  The lab course will follow the JCC calendar. 

College Chemistry II

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.

Note: Students in this course must complete the lab portion of the course on the JCC campus. Students will register for the course through their high school guidance office. Students must pay one-credit tuition for the lab course in addition to the lab fee and any required lab materials.  The lab course will follow the JCC calendar. 

CMM Courses

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. Accuplacer Writing 4-6 and co-enrolled in ENG 1510 or Accuplacer Writing 7+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

CRI Courses

Intro to 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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

Intro to Corrections

3 credits

Students will learn the philosophy, history, and development of the American correctional system. Students study contemporary penalties and the various successes and problems associated with those penalties, including prison life, prisoners' rights, community corrections, and the death penalty. For anyone interested in correctional careers. Prerequisite: CRI 1510.

Search and Seizure

1 credit

Students will study the laws and constitutional issues governing searches and seizures by law enforcement officers. Students will gain experience in the practical application in securing, executing, and court presentation of search warrants and evidence seized pursuant to a warrant. Prerequisites: CRI 1320 or 1510 and permission of criminal justice faculty.

Motor Vehicle Stops

1 credit

Students will learn about the interaction of law enforcement personnel and citizens during traffic stops. The proper procedures applied during misdemeanor and felony motor vehicle stops are also examined. Prerequisites: CRI 1320 or 1510 and permission of criminal justice faculty.

CSC Courses

Web Publishing

3 credits

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

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: 1 year of high school algebra. Accuplacer Reading 80+.

Programming Concepts and Applications

2 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. No prerequisites.

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; high school algebra/trigonometry.

ECO Courses

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. Accuplacer Reading 80+.

ENG Courses

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

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: Successful completion of ENG 1510 or Accuplacer Writing 7+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

Writing About Literature

3 credits

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

British Literature II

3 credits

Students will read, discuss, and write about ideas prompted by the British literature of the Romantic, Victorian, and 20th century periods. Prerequisites: ENG 1530-1540.

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.

FRE Courses

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: Three years high school French. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

GEO Courses

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

HIS Courses

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 worlds major cultures amid increasing global interconnection. HIS courses are reading and writing intensive. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

World History After 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. HIS courses are reading and writing intensive. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

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. HIS courses are reading and writing intensive. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

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.  HIS courses are reading and writing intensive. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

HUS Courses

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

MAT Courses

Problem Solving with 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. Accuplacer Reading 80+ and Accuplacer Algebra 57+.

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 1500 or Accuplacer Algebra 76+. Accuplacer Reading 80+.

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: high school pre-calculus.

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

Engineering Drawing with 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. Accuplacer Writing 70+.

Machine Theory and Operations

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: 1 year high school algebra.

MOT Courses

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 70+.

Medical Office Procedures

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.  Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 70+.

MUS Courses

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.

Aural Skills I

1 credit

This course focuses on rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic recognition and dictation, sight reading, solfeggio, and Kodaly hand signals. Students will have access to computer-assisted practice sessions in the theory studio. Strongly recommended for students wishing to improve their musical abilities. No previous musical experience required.

PHE Courses

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. No prerequisites.

PHL Courses

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. Accuplacer Reading 80+.

POL Courses

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

PSY Courses

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

Stress and 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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

SOC Courses

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

SPA Courses

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: Three years high school Spanish. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

THE Courses

Intro 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. Accuplacer Writing 4+ and Accuplacer Reading 80+.

WLD Courses

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. Accuplacer Writing 70+.

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. Accuplacer Writing 70+.

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. Accuplacer Writing 70+.