Courses

ACA 122  College Transfer Success (1 credit hour)

This course provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience. Topics include the CAA, college policies and culture, career exploration, gathering information on senior institutions, strategic planning, critical thinking, and communications skills for a successful academic transition. Upon completion, students should be able to develop an academic plan to transition successfully to senior institutions.

Prerequisite: None

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ART 111 Art Appreciation (3 credit hours)

This course introduces the origins and historical development of art. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of design principles to various art forms including but not limited to sculpture, painting, and architecture. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and analyze a variety of artistic styles, periods, and media.

Prerequisite: DRE-097                                                                                                                                    UGETC course

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COM 231 Public Speaking (3 credit hours)

This course provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. Emphasis is placed on research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support.

Prerequisite: ENG 111                                                                                                                                    UGETC course

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ENG 102 Applied Communication II (3 credit hours)

This course is designed to enhance writing and speaking skills for the workplace. Emphasis is placed on generating short writings such as job application documents, memoranda, and reports and developing interpersonal communication skills with employees and the public. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare effective, short, and job-related written and oral communications.

Prerequisite Courses: ENG 102 

ENG 110 Freshman Composition (3 credit hours)

This course is designed to develop informative and business writing skills. Emphasis is placed on logical organization of writing, including effective introductions and conclusions, precise use of grammar, and appropriate selection and use of sources. Upon completion, students should be able to produce clear, concise, well-organized short papers.               

Prerequisite: DRE-097

ENG 111  Writing & Inquiry (3 credit hours)

This course is designed to develop the ability to produce clear writing in a variety of genres and formats using a recursive process. Emphasis includes inquiry, analysis, effective use of rhetorical strategies, thesis development, audience awareness, and revision. Upon completion, students should be able to produce unified, coherent, well-developed essays using standard written English.

Prerequisite: DRE-098                                                                                                                                    UGETC course

ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines (3 credit hours)

This course, the second in a series of two, introduces research techniques, documentation styles, and writing strategies. Emphasis is placed on analyzing information and ideas and incorporating research findings into documented writing and research projects. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate and synthesize information from primary and secondary sources using documentation appropriate to various disciplines.

Prerequisite: ENG 111                                                                                                                                    UGETC course

ENG 115 Oral Communication (3 credit hours)

This course introduces the basic principles of oral communication in both small group and public settings. Emphasis is placed on the components of the communication process, group decision-making, and public address. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the principles of effective oral communication in small group and public settings.

Prerequisite: DRE 097

ENG 231  American Literature I (3 credit hours)

This course covers selected works in American literature from its beginnings to 1865. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite: ENG-112, ENG 113, or ENG 114                                                                                

UGETC course

ENG 232 American Literature II (3 credit hours)

This course covers selected works in American literature from 1865 to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite: ENG-112, ENG-113, or ENG-114     

                                                                                 UGETC course

ENG 241 British Literature I (3 credit hours)

This course covers selected works in British literature from its beginnings to the Romantic Period. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.            

Prerequisite: ENG-112, ENG-113, or ENG-114                                                                                      GEN ED course  

ENG 242 British Literature II (3 credit hours)

This course covers selected works in British literature from the Romantic Period to the present. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to literary works in their historical and cultural contexts.            

Prerequisite: ENG-112, ENG-113, or ENG-114

ENG 261 World Literature (3 credit hours)

This course introduces selected works from the Pacific, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from their literary beginnings through the seventeenth century. Emphasis is placed on historical background, cultural context, and literary analysis of selected prose, poetry, and drama. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, and respond to selected works.

Prerequisite: Take One: ENG-112, ENG-113, or ENG 114                                                                                                                                     GEN ED course

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HIS 111 World Civilization 1  (3 credit hours)

This course introduces world history from the dawn of civilization to the early modern era. Topics include Eurasian, African, American, and Greco-Roman civilizations and Christian, Islamic and Byzantine cultures. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in pre-modern world civilizations.

Prerequisite: DRE-097                                                                                                                                    UGETC course

HIS 112 World Civilization 11 (3 credit hours)

This course introduces world history from the early modern era to the present. Topics include the cultures of Africa, Europe, India, China, Japan, and the Americas. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in modern world civilizations.

Prerequisite: DRE-097                                                                                                                                    UGETC course

HIS 131 American History (3 credit hours)

This course is a survey of American history from pre-history through the Civil War era. Topics include the migrations to the Americans, the colonial and revolutionary periods, the development of the Republic, and the Civil War. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in early American history.

Prerequisite: DRE-097                                                                                                                                    UGETC course

HIS 132 American History 11 (3 credit hours)

This course is a survey of American history from the Civil War era to the present. Topics include industrialization, immigration, the Great Depression, the major American wars, the Cold War, and social conflict. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze significant political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in American history since the Civil War.

Prerequisite: DRE-097                                                                                                                                    UGETC course

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HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture (3 credit hours)

This course provides an in-depth study of myths and legends. Topics include the varied sources of myths and their influence on the individual and society within diverse cultural contexts. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a general familiarity with myths and a broad-based understanding of the influence of myths and legends on modern culture.

Prerequisite: DRE-097                                                                                                                                    GEN ED course

MUS 110 Music Appreciation (3 credit hours)

This course is a basic survey of the music of the Western world. Emphasis is placed on the elements of music, terminology, composers, form, and style within a historical perspective. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate skills in basic listening and understanding of the art of music.

Prerequisite: DRE-097                                                                                                                                    UGETC course

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PED 110 Fit and Well for Life (2 credit hours)

This course is designed to investigate and apply the basic concepts and principles of lifetime physical fitness and other health-related factors. Emphasis is placed on wellness through the study of nutrition, weight control, stress management, and consumer facts on exercise and fitness. Upon completion, students should be able to plan a personal, lifelong fitness program based on individual needs, abilities, and interests.

Prerequisite: None                                                                                         PREMAJOR and/or ELECTIVE course

PED 117 Weight Training (1 credit hour)

This course introduces the basics of weight training. Emphasis is placed on developing muscular strength, muscular endurance, and muscle tone. Upon completion, students should be able to establish and implement a personal weight training program.

Prerequisite: None                                                                                         PREMAJOR and/or ELECTIVE course

PED  118 Weight Training 11 ( 1 credit hour)

This course covers advanced levels of weight training. Emphasis is placed on meeting individual training goals and addressing weight training needs and interests. Upon completion, students should be able to establish and implement an individualized advanced weight training program.

Prerequisite: PED-117                                                                                    PREMAJOR and/or ELECTIVE course

PED 120 Walking for Fitness (1 credit hour)

This course introduces fitness through walking. Emphasis is placed on stretching, conditioning exercises, proper clothing, fluid needs, and injury prevention. Upon completion, students should be able to participate in a recreational walking program.

Prerequisite: None                                                                                         PREMAJOR and/or ELECTIVE course

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PHI 215 Philosophical Issues (3 credit hours)

This course introduces fundamental issues in philosophy considering the views of classical and contemporary philosophers. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and belief, appearance and reality, determinism and free will, faith and reason, and justice and inequality. Upon completion, students should be able to identify, analyze, and critically evaluate the philosophical components of an issue.

Prerequisite: ENG-111                                                                                                                                   UGETC course

PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics (3 credit hours)

This course introduces theories about the nature and foundations of moral judgements and applications to contemporary moral issues. Emphasis is placed on moral theories such as consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to apply various ethical theories to moral issues such as abortion, capital punishment, poverty, war, terrorism, the treatment of animals, and issues arising from new technologies.

Prerequisite: ENG-111                                                                                                                                   UGETC course

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PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology (3 credit hours)

This course introduces the basic principles of psychology as they relate to personal and professional development. Emphasis is placed on personality traits, communication/leadership styles, effective problem solving, and cultural diversity as they apply to personal and work environments. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of these principles of psychology as they apply to personal and professional development.

Prerequisites: None

PSY 150 General Psychology (3 credit hours)

This course provides an overview of the scientific study of human behavior. Topics include history, methodology, biopsychology, sensation, perception, learning, motivation, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality theory, social psychology, and other relevant topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the science of psychology.

Prerequisite: DRE-097                                                                                                                                    UGETC course

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REL 110 World Religions (3 credit hours)

This course introduces the world’s major religious traditions. Topics include Primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the origins, history, beliefs, and practices of the religion studied.

Prerequisite: DRE-097                                                                                                                                    GEN ED course

REL 211 Intro to Old Testament (3 credit hours)

This course is a survey of the literature of the Hebrews with readings from the law, prophets, and other writings. Emphasis is placed on the use of literary, historical, archeological, and cultural analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to use the tools of critical analysis to read and understand Old Testament literature.

Prerequisite: DRE-097                                                                                                                                    GEN ED course

REL 212 Intro to New Testament (3 credit hours)

This course is a survey of the literature of first-century Christianity with readings from the gospels, Acts, and the Pauline and pastoral letters. Topics include the literary structure, audience, and religious perspective of the writings, as well as the historical and cultural context of the early Christian community. Upon completion, students should be able to use the tools of critical analysis to read and understand New Testament literature.

Prerequisite: DRE-097                                                                                                                                    GEN ED course

REL 221 Religion in America (3 credit hours)

This course is an examination of religious beliefs and practice in the United States. Emphasis is placed on mainstream religious traditions and non-traditional religious movements from the Colonial period to the present. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and appreciate the diversity of religious traditions in America.

Prerequisite: DRE-097                                                                                                                                    GEN ED course

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SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology (3 credit hours)

This course introduces the scientific study of human society, culture, and social interactions. Topics include socialization, research methods, diversity and inequality, cooperation and conflict, social change, social institutions, and organizations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of sociological concepts as they apply to the interplay among individuals, groups, and societies.

Prerequisite: DRE-097                                                                                                                                    GEN ED course

SOC 213 Sociology of the Family (3 credit hours)

This course covers the institution of the family and other intimate relationships. Emphasis is placed on mate selection, gender roles, sexuality, communication, power and conflict, parenthood, diverse lifestyles, divorce and remarriage, and economic issues. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze the family as a social institution and the social forces which influence its development and change.

Prerequisite: DRE-097                                                                                                                                    GEN ED course

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SPA 111 Elementary Spanish 1 (3 credit hours)

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate cultural awareness.

Prerequisite: DRE-097                                                                                                                                    GEN ED course

SPA 112 Elementary Spanish 11 (3 credit hours)

This course is a continuation of SPA-111 focusing on the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Spanish and demonstrate further cultural awareness.

Prerequisite: SPA-111                                                                                                                                    GEN ED course

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