Concurrent Enrollment Course Catalog

2013-2014

(For a complete listing of possible offerings, visit arapahoe.edu/catalog.)

  • Prerequisites are subject to change
  • * Courses marked with an asterisk may be offered in a year-long format.
AAA 109:  Advanced Academic Achievement
ACC 121: Accounting Principles I
ACC 122: Accounting Principles II
AEC 125: History of Architecture
ANT 101:  Cultural Anthropology GT
ANT 107: Intro to Archaeology GT
ARA 111: Arabic Language I
ART 111: Art History I Ancient to Medieval GT
ART 112 Art History II Renaissance to 1900 GT
ART 139: Digital Photography I
ART 161: Ceramics I
AST 101: Astronomy I GT
AST 102: Astronomy II GT
BIO 105: Science of Biology GT
BIO 115: Human Genetics
BUS 115: Introduction to Business
BUS 116: Personal Finance
BUS 203: International Business
CAD 101 Computer Aided Drafting I (also available CAD I02)
CAD 255 Solidworks (also available CAD115 SketchUp)
CIS 118: Intro PC Applications
CNG 121: Computer Technician I: A+
CNG 122: Computer Technician II: A+
CNG 124: Networking I: Network +
CNG 125: Networking II: Network +
COM 115: Public Speaking
COM 125: Interpersonal Communication
CRJ 110: Intro to Criminal Justice
CRJ 125: Law Enforcement Operations
CSC 116: Logic and Program Design
CSC 126: Game Design and Development
CSC 160: Computer Science I (Language)
CWB 110: Complete Web Authoring: HTML
CWB 130: Web Editing Tools: Editor
ECE 101: Intro to Early Childhood Education
ECE 111: Infant and Toddler Theory
ECO 101: Economics of Social Issues: GT
ECO 105: Introduction to Economics
ENG 090: Basic Composition
ENG 121: English Composition I GT
ENY 101: Introduction to Energy Technologies
ENY 102: Building Energy Audit Technology
FRE 111: French Language I
GEO 105: World Regional Geography GT
GEO 106: Human Geography GT
GEO 111: Physical Geography – Landforms GT
GEO 112: Physical Geography –Weather and Climate GT
GER 111: German Language I
GEY 111: Physical Geology GT
HIS 101: Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650 GT
HIS 102: Western Civilization: 1650-Present GT
HIS 111: World Civilization I GT
HIS 112: World Civilization II GT
HIS 201: US History to Reconstruction GT
HIS 202: US History since Civil War GT
HPR 106: Law and Ethics for Health Professionals
HPR 178: Medical Terminology
HUM 121: Humanities: Early Civ. GT
HUM 122: Humanities: From Medieval to Modern GT
HUM 123: Humanities: The Modern World GT
HWE 100: Human Nutrition
HWE 111: Health and Fitness
IND 100: Interior Design Fundamentals
LIT 115: Intro to Literature GT
LIT 201: World Literature to 1600 GT
LIT 202: World Literature After 1600 GT
LIT 211: British Literature to 1770 GT
LIT 212: British Literature After 1770 GT
MAN 128: Human Relations in Organizations
MAR 216: Principles of Marketing
MAT 090: Introductory Algebra
MAT 099: Intermediate Algebra
MAT 120: Math for the Liberal Arts GT
MAT 121: College Algebra GT
MAT 122: College Trigonometry GT
MAT 135: Introduction to Statistics GT
MGD 101: Introduction to Computer Graphics
MGD 102: Introduction to Multimedia
MGD 111: Adobe Photoshop I
MGD 112: Adobe Illustrator I
MGD 141: Web Design I
MUS 100: Introduction to Music Theory I
MUS 120: Music Appreciation GT
PHI 111: Introduction to Philosophy GT
PHI 112: Ethics GT
PHI 113: Logic GT
PHI 114: Comparative Religions GT
POS 111: American Government GT
POS 205: International Relations GT
PSY 101: General Psychology I GT
PSY 102: General Psychology II GT
SOC 101: Intro to Sociology I GT
SOC 102: Intro to Sociology II GT
SPA 111: Spanish Language I
SPA 112: Spanish Language II
THE 105: Intro to Theatre Arts GT

 

*AAA 109:  Advanced Academic Achievement

  • Semester (potentially year-long)
  • Credits: 3  
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's Degree in Education or a related field
  • Course Description: Examines theories and practices associated with successful learning to enhance college success. Areas of study include education and career planning, effective communication, personal management, crucial and creative thinking, development of community and awareness of diversity, leadership, and techniques for successful academic performance.  (can be taught in conjunction with AVID programs)

*ACC 121: Accounting Principles I

  • Year-long (potentially one semester)
  • Credits: 4
  • Teacher Qualification:  A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Accounting
  • Course Description: Introduces the study of accounting principles for understanding of the theory and logic that underlie procedures and practices. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, special journals and subsidiary ledgers, internal control principles and practices, notes and interest, inventory systems and costing, plant assets and intangible asset accounting and depreciation methods and practices.

*ACC 122: Accounting Principles II

  • Year-long (potentially one semester)
  • Credits: 4
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Accounting
  • Course Description: Continues the study of accounting principles as they apply to partnerships and corporations. Major topics include stocks and bonds, investments, cash flow statements, financial analysis, budgeting, and cost and managerial accounting.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACC 121 with a grade of "C" or better

AEC 125: History of Architecture

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Architecture / Building Trades
  • Course Description:  This course will cover major periods of architectural development. Social and cultural values influencing architecture will be highlighted as well as the interaction of art, engineering and architecture as forms of expression.

ANT 101:  Cultural Anthropology GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's Degree in Anthropology and/or Archaeology or a Master's Degree with 18 graduate credit hours in Anthropology and/or Archaeology 
  • Course Description: Studies human cultural patterns and learned behavior. Includes linguistics, social and political organization, religion, culture and personality, culture change and applied anthropology.

ANT 107: Intro to Archaeology GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's Degree in Anthropology and/or Archaeology or a Master's Degree with 18 graduate credit hours in Anthropology and/or Archaeology 
  • Course Description: Introduces the science of recovering the human prehistoric and historic past through excavation, analysis, and interpretation of material remains. Includes a survey of the archaeology of different areas of the Old and New Worlds. Also includes the works of selected archaeologists and discussions of major archaeological theories.

* ARA 111: Arabic Language I

  • Yearlong
  • Credits: 5
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's Degree in Arabic or a Master's Degree with 18 graduate credit hours in Arabic
  • Course Description: Begins a sequence dealing with the development of functional proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing the Arabic language.

ART 111: Art History I Ancient to Medieval GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's Degree in Art and/or Fine Arts or a Master's Degree with 18 graduate credits in Art.  CTE Credential Required
  • Course Description: Provides the knowledge base to understand the visual arts, especially as related to Western Culture. Surveys the visual arts from the Ancient through the medieval periods.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER scores of Reading 80 and sentence skills of 95

ART 112 Art History II Renaissance to 1900 GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's Degree in Art and/or Fine Arts or a Master's Degree with 18 graduate credits in Art.  CTE Credential Required 
  • Course Description: Provides the knowledge base to understand the visual arts, especially as related to Western Culture. Surveys the visual arts from the Renaissance to 1900.
  •  PREREQUISITE:ACCUPLACER scores of Reading 80 and sentence skills of 95

ART 139: Digital Photography I

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3  
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's Degree in Photography and/or Fine Arts or a Master's Degree with 18 graduate credits in Photography.  CTE Credential Required  
    (FACILITY REVIEW REQUIRED BEFORE APPROVAL OF COURSE)
  • Course Description: Introduces the basic concepts of digital imaging as applied to photography. Using applicable technology and hands on experience, modern developments are presented leading to the present applications of digital imaging which combine traditional photographic ideas with electronic media. Enables the student to learn how to operate image manipulation software using a variety of scanning equipment, software tools and output devices by executing new assignments and applying these technologies to their photographic process.

ART 161: Ceramics I

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3 
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's Degree in Art and/or Fine Arts or a Master's Degree with 18 graduate credits in Art.  CTE Credential Required   
    (FACILITY REVIEW REQUIRED BEFORE APPROVAL)
  • Course Description: Introduces traditional and contemporary ceramic forms and processes including hand building and throwing on the potter`s wheel.

AST 101: Astronomy I GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 4  
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's Degree in Astronomy or a Master's Degree with 18 graduate credit hours in Astronomy 
  • Course Description: Focuses on the history of astronomy, the tools of the astronomer and the contents of the solar system including the planets, moons, asteroids, comets and meteoroids. Incorporates laboratory experience.

AST 102: Astronomy II GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 4  
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's Degree in Astronomy or a Master's Degree with 18 graduate credit hours in Astronomy 
  • Course Description: Emphasizes the structure and life cycle of the stars, the sun, galaxies and the universe as a whole, including cosmology and relativity. Incorporates laboratory experience.

BIO 105: Science of Biology GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 4  
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's Degree in Biology or a Master's Degree with 18 graduate credit hours in Biology  
    (FACILITY REVIEW REQUIRED BEFORE APPROVAL)
  • Course Description: Examines the basis of biology in the modern world and surveys the current knowledge and conceptual framework of the discipline. Biology as a science–process of gaining new knowledge–is explored as is the impact of biological science on society.

BIO 115: Human Genetics

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's Degree in Biology or a Master's Degree with 18 graduate credit hours in Biology. College teaching experience preferred
    (FACILITY REVIEW REQUIRED BEFORE APPROVAL OF COURSE)
  • Course Description: Focuses on the inheritance of human traits. It is a nonmathematical study for the non-science major. Topics include Mendelian, non-Mendelian, and sex-linked inheritance; role of mutations in the evolutionary process; as well as inherited diseases and the ethics of genetic technologies.

BUS 115: Introduction to Business

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Business
  • Course Description: Focuses on the operation of the American business system. Covers fundamentals of the economy, careers and opportunities, marketing, management, production, governmental regulations, tools of business, and social responsibilities.

BUS 116: Personal Finance

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Business or Finance
  • Course Description: Surveys the basic personal financial needs of most individuals. Emphasizes the basics of budgeting and buying, saving and borrowing money, the intricacies of home ownership, income tax and investments, and the wise use of insurance, wills, and trusts.

BUS 203: International Business

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Business
  • Course Description: Provides student with an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of international business. Course will cover the development of international business; theories and methods of international trade; financing mechanisms and terms used in export documentation and export finance; the effects of economics, political and cultural environment on international business and trade; impact of geography in business transactions; legal aspects of international business; and developing an effective international marketing strategy.

CAD 101 Computer Aided Drafting I  (also available CAD I02)

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in CAD
  • Course Description:  Focuses on basic computer aided drafting skills using the latest release of CAD software. Includes file management, Cartesian coordinate system, drawing set-ups, drawing aids, layer usage, drawing geometric shapes, editing objects, array, text applications, basic dimensioning, and Help access.

CAD 255 Solidworks  (also available  CAD115 SketchUp)

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in CAD  
  • Course Description: Introduces basic non-parametric 3D concepts to build confidence In 3D thinking and moves on to three-dimensional parameters. Students learn to construct, modify, and manage complex parts in 3D space as well as how to produce 2D drawings from the 3D models.

CIS 118: Intro PC Applications

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3  
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Computer Information Systems
  • Course Description: Introduces computer concepts and components, as well as application-suite software and the Internet. Includes descriptions of and hands-on experiences with word processing, spreadsheets, databases, operating environments and other common PC application packages.

CNG 121: Computer Technician I: A+

  • Semester  
  • Credits: 4
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Computer Technology.  Must hold A+ Certification.
  • Course Description: Provides students with an in-depth look at personal computer hardware, introduces O.S. features and security concepts, and covers interpersonal skills, all of which are necessary for a successful entry-level computer service technician position. Provides extensive hands-on work with computer systems, PC setup and configuration, and basic maintenance and troubleshooting. This course helps prepare you for the CompTIA A+ Essentials Exam.

CNG 122: Computer Technician II: A+

  • Semester
  • Credits: 4
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Computer Technology.  Must hold A+ Certification
  • Provides students with an in-depth look at Operating System support, maintenance, and troubleshooting, and an overview of hardware, security concepts, and interpersonal skills, all of which are necessary for a successful entry-level computer service technician position. Provides extensive hands-on work with Windows 2000 and/or XP, including using common GUI and command line tools, registry editing, System backup and Recovery, Networking, and O.S. Troubleshooting. This course helps prepare you for the CompTIA A+ 602 Exam.
  • PREREQUISITE: CNG 121 with a grade of "C" or better.

CNG 124: Networking I: Network +

  • Semester  
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Computer Technology.  Must hold Net + Certification.
  • Course Description: Provides students with the knowledge necessary to understand identify and perform necessary tasks involved in supporting a network. Covers the vendor-independent networking skills and concepts that affect all aspects of networking, such as installing and configuring TCP/IP. This course also prepares students for the Networking II: Network+ course.

CNG 125: Networking II: Network +

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Computer Technology.  Must hold Net + Certification.
  • Course Description: Continues to provide students with the knowledge necessary to implement and support a network. Focuses on the vendor-independent networking skills and concepts that affect all aspects of networking. The Networking I and II: Network + courses prepare students for the Network+ Certification.
  • PREREQUISITE: CNG 124 with a C or better

COM 115: Public Speaking

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Speech Communications or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in speech communications
  • Course Description: Combines the basic theory of speech communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, audience analysis and delivery.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

COM 125: Interpersonal Communication

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Speech Communications or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in speech communications
  • Course Description: Examines the communication involved in interpersonal relationships occurring in family, social, and career situations. Relevant concepts include self-concept, perception, listening, nonverbal communication, and conflict.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

*CRJ 110: Intro to Criminal Justice

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A postsecondary credential in Criminal Justice with experience in criminal justice, criminology, or Sociology with criminology focus
  • Course Description: Introduces a study of the agencies and processes involved in the criminal justice system: the legislature, the police, the prosecutor, the public defender, the courts, and corrections. Includes an analysis of the roles and problems of the criminal justice system in a democratic society, with an emphasis upon inter-component relations and checks and balances.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

*CRJ 125: Law Enforcement Operations

  • Semester  
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A postsecondary credential in Criminal Justice with experience in criminal justice, criminology, or Sociology with criminology focus
  • Course Description: Examines the complexity and multidimensional aspects of the law enforcement role and career; law enforcement discretion; law enforcement values and culture in modern America. Covers the role and functions of law enforcement in occupational, social, political, and organizational context.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

CSC 116: Logic and Program Design

  • Semester  
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Computer Programming 
  • Course Description: Introduces computer program design using concepts of structured programming and logic. Includes pseudo code, flowcharts, and structure charts. Covers variables, data types, control structures, looping, program breaks, and arrays.

CSC 126: Game Design and Development

  • Semester  
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Computer Programming 
  • Course Description: Combines problem-solving techniques with computer game design and implementation to introduce the student to basic gaming and computer science concepts. Students design, implement, and test computer games using software that allows for basic game creation through a wide variety of game creation tools; no prior programming experience is required.

CSC 160: Computer Science I (Language)

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Computer Programming
  • Course Description: Introduces students to the discipline of computer science. Covers algorithm development, data representation, logical expressions, sub-programs and input/output operations using a structured programming language. Requires intensive lab work outside of class time.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra score of 85 or ACT score of 23 and CSC 116 with an C or better

  CWB 110: Complete Web Authoring: HTML

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Computer Information Systems
  • Course Description: Explores the complete set of web authoring skills using HTML and/or other scripting languages. Includes links, backgrounds, controlling text and graphic placement, tables, image maps, frames and forms.

CWB 130: Web Editing Tools: Editor

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Computer Information Systems
  • Course Description: Teaches the use of tools for Web page design and development. These tools are designed to make the creation of Web pages easy and consistent. With the use of editing tools, students will be able to build Web pages making use of forms, tables, frames, templates, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and layers. The student will also be able to easily publish and manage a Web site once it is created.

ECE 101: Intro to Early Childhood Education

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Early Childhood Education
  • Course Description: Provides an introduction to Early Childhood Education. Includes the eight key areas of professional knowledge: Child Growth and Development; Health, Nutrition and Safety; Developmentally Appropriate Practices; Guidance; Family and Community Relationships; Diversity; Professionalism; Administration and Supervision. Focuses on birth through age eight.
  • PREREQUISITE:Accuplacer scores of Reading 62 / Sentence Skills 70

ECE 111: Infant and Toddler Theory

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Early Childhood Education
  • Course Description: Presents an overview of theories, applications (including observations) and issues pertinent to infant and toddler development in group and/or family settings. Includes state requirements for licensing, health, safety and nutrition issues.
  • PREREQUISITE:Accuplacer scores of Reading 62 / Sentence Skills 70

ECO 101: Economics of Social Issues: GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Economics or Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Examines the major socio-economic issues of the past century. Covers poverty and growth, education, health care, pollution and discrimination.

ECO 105: Introduction to Economics

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Economics or Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description:  This course is a survey of economics. It is designed as a beginning economics class. The course covers economics theories, supply and demand, national income accounting, money and banking, market structures and contemporary economic issues.

ENG 090: Basic Composition

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Education, English or related field
  • Course Description: Emphasizes critical thinking as students explore writing for specific purposes and audiences. Enables the student to develop skills required for college-level writing while reviewing paragraph structure and focusing on essay development.
  • PREREQUISITE: Accuplacer score of 70-94 or ACT scores of Reading 16 and English 17

ENG 121: English Composition I GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in English that emphasizes rhetoric and writing or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Emphasizes the planning, writing, and revising of compositions, including the development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a minimum of five compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

ENY 101: Introduction to Energy Technologies

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Bachelor's Degree and CTE credentialing in Energy with work experience in Energy Technologies
  • Course Description: Introduces the energy technologies in use today and those that are in the research stage as possible alternatives. Presents technologies including active solar heating, passive solar heating, wind energy systems, biomass, photovoltaics, co-generation, low and high head hydro, hydrogen, geothermal, power towers and energy storage systems.

ENY 102: Building Energy Audit Technology

  • Semester  
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Bachelor's Degree and CTE credentialing in Energy with work experience in Energy Technologies
  • Course Description: Teaches the principles of building energy audit techniques to include diagnostic software. During the course the student will perform an energy audit. As a result of the audit, he/she will be able to recommend application of the most appropriate energy-saving treatments such as insulation, windows, appliances and HVAC equipment.

FRE 111: French Language I

  • Yearlong
  • Credits: 5
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's in French or a Master's and 18 credit hours in the French Language
  • Course Description: Develops students' interpersonal, and presentational communicative abilities in the language. Integrates these skills in the cultural contexts in which the language is used. Offers a foundation in the analysis of culture.

GEO 105: World Regional Geography GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Geography or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Facilitates an understanding of spatial relationships between and among the geographic regions of the world. Includes demographic and cultural (political, economic, and historic) forces related to the physical environments of selected regions. Focuses on analysis of interrelationships between developed and developing regions, and the interactions between human societies and natural environments.

GEO 106: Human Geography GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Geography or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Introduces geographic perspectives and methods with applications to the study of human activities. Emphasizes the distribution of humans, adjustments to the natural environment, and land use practices.

GEO 111: Physical Geography – Landforms GT

  • Semester  
  • Credits: 4
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Geography or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Introduces the principles of landforms as a major aspect of our natural environment. Incorporates an integrated process of lecture, discussion, and laboratory assignments.

GEO 112: Physical Geography –Weather and Climate GT

  • Semester  
  • Credits: 4
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Geography or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Introduces the principles of meteorology, climatology, world vegetation patterns, and world regional climate classification. Incorporates an integrated process of lecture, discussion, and laboratory assignments and may be transferred to colleges and universities as a science credit.

*GER 111: German Language I

  • Yearlong
  • Credits: 5
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in German or a Master's with 18 graduate credit hours in the German language
  • Course description: Develops students' interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communicative abilities in the language. Integrates these skills in the cultural contexts in which the language is used. Offers a foundation in the analysis of culture.

GEY 111: Physical Geology GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 4
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Geology or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Studies the materials of the earth, its structure, surface features and the geologic processes involved in its development. This course includes laboratory experience.

HIS 101: Western Civilization: Antiquity-1650 GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in History or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Explores a number of events, peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that shaped Western Civilization from the prehistoric era to 1650. Reflects the multiple perspectives of gender, class, religion, and ethnic groups. Focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in this discipline.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+ or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

HIS 102: Western Civilization: 1650-Present GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in History or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Explores a number of events, peoples, groups, ideas, institutions, and trends that have shaped Western Civilization from 1650 to the present. Reflects the multiple perspectives of gender, class, religion, and ethnic groups. Focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in this discipline.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+ or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

HIS 111:  World Civilization I GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in History or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Enables the student to view history up to 1500 CE in a broad global sense. Focuses on the common denominators among all people. This approach goes beyond political borders, to provide a better appreciation for different cultures.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

HIS 112: World Civilization II GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in History or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Enables students to view history post 1500 CE in a broad global sense. Focuses on the common denominators among all people. This approach goes beyond political borders to provide a better appreciation for different cultures.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

HIS 201: US History to Reconstruction GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in History or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Explores events, trends, peoples, groups, cultures, ideas, and institutions in North America and United States history, including the multiple perspectives of gender, class, and ethnicity, between the period when Native American Indians were the sole inhabitants of North America, and the American Civil War. Focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in the discipline.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+ or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

HIS 202: US History since Civil War GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in History or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Explores events, trends, peoples, groups, cultures, ideas, and institutions in United States History, including the multiple perspectives of gender, class, and ethnicity, between the period of the American Civil War and the present. Focuses on developing, practicing, and strengthening the skills historians use while constructing knowledge in the discipline.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

HPR 106:  Law and Ethics for Health Professionals

  • Semester
  • Credits: 2
  • Teacher Qualification: RN- Registered Nurse
  • Course Description: Introduces student to the study and application medico-legal concepts in medical careers. This course seeks to establish a foundation for ethical behavior and decision making in health professions.

HPR 178: Medical Terminology

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: RN- Registered Nurse
  • Course Description: Introduces the student to the structure of medical terms with emphasis on using and combining the most common prefixes, roots and suffixes. Includes terms related to major body systems, oncology, psychiatry, as well as clinical laboratory and diagnostic procedures and imaging. Class structure provides accepted pronunciation of terms and relative use in the healthcare setting.

HUM 121:  Humanities: Early Civ. GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in English, Literature, or History or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Introduces students to the history of ideas that have defined cultures through a study of the visual arts, literature, drama, music, and philosophy. It emphasizes connections among the arts, values, and diverse cultures, including European and non-European, from the Ancient world to 1000 C.E.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+ or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

HUM 122:  Humanities: From Medieval to Modern GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in English, Literature, or History or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Examines written texts, visual arts and musical compositions to analyze and reflect the evolution and confluence of cultures in Europe, Asia and the Americas from 800 C.E. to 1750 C.E. Any two of the three Survey of Humanities courses equal a sequence.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+ or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

HUM 123:  Humanities: The Modern World GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in English, Literature, or History or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Examines the cultures of the 17th through the 20th centuries by focusing on the interrelationships of the arts, ideas, and history. Considers the influences of industrialism, scientific development and non-European peoples.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

HWE 100: Human Nutrition

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: CTE Certified in Health and Wellness and ACSM Certification; CPR card
  • Course Description: Introduces basic principles of nutrition with emphasis on personal nutrition. Satisfies nutrition requirement of students entering health care professions.

HWE 111:  Health and Fitness

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: CTE Certified in Health and Wellness and ACSM Certification; CPR card
  • Course Description: Studies health and fitness in the U.S. today. The course will look at personal health issues, managing stress, nutrition and healthy life styles.

*IND 100: Interior Design Fundamentals

  • Yearlong (potentially semester)
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Interior Design
  • Course Description: An introduction to design elements, principles and theory. Application techniques, emphasizing design relationships and composition, will be explored. Basic skills and techniques of both visual and oral presentations will be introduced. This course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  • PREREQUISITE: Minimum ACCUPLACER scores of 80  Reading Comprehension and 95  Sentence Skills and 57 for Arithmetic or equivalent (see Interior Design degree program)

LIT 115: Intro to Literature GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in English or Literature or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Introduces students to fiction, poetry, and drama. Emphasizes active and responsive reading.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

LIT 201: World Literature to 1600 GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in English or Literature or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Examines significant writings in world literature from the ancients through the Renaissance. Emphasizes careful readings and understanding of the works and their cultural backgrounds.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

LIT 202: World Literature After 1600 GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in English or Literature or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Examines significant writings in world literature from the seventeenth century to the present. Emphasizes careful reading and understanding of the works and their cultural backgrounds.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

LIT 211: British Literature to 1770 GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in English or Literature or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Provides an overview of American literature from the Native American through the nineteenth century Romantics. It explores ideas, historical and social contexts, themes and literary characteristics of works in various genres by major writers.
  • PREREQUISITES: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

LIT 212: British Literature After 1770 GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in English or Literature or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Provides an overview of American literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. It explores ideas, historical and social contexts, themes and literary characteristics of works in various genres by major writers.
  • PREREQUISITES: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

MAN 128:  Human Relations in Organizations

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Business or Management
  • Course Description: Explores the importance of effective communication in our personal lives as well as in the world of business. Practical business applications such as employee motivation, handling customer complaints, and effectively resolving conflict in the workplace will be a major part of the curriculum.

*MAR 216: Principles of Marketing

  • Yearlong
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Business or Marketing
  • Course Description: Presents the analysis of theoretical marketing processes and the strategies of product development, pricing, promotion and distribution, and their applications to businesses and the individual consumer.

MAT 090: Introductory Algebra

  • Semester
  • Credits: 4
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's in Math, Education or related field plus experience
  • Course Description: Includes first-degree equations, inequalities, formulas, polynomials, factoring polynomials, solving quadratic equations by factoring, coordinate geometry, graphing, linear equations and applications.  Algebraic fractions and systems of linear equations may be included.
  • PREREQUISITE: Accuplacer score of 45-60 in In Elementary Algebra or Math ACT score of: 18

MAT 099: Intermediate Algebra

  • Semester
  • Credits: 4
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's in Math, Education or related field plus experience
  • Course Description:  Emphasizes problem solving with further study with further study of equations, slope, inequalities, systems of equations, polynomials, quadratic equations, rational expressions, rational exponents, radical expressions, graphing and applications. A graphing calculator or equivalent software may be utilized.
  • PREREQUISITE: Math 090 with a C or higher or Accuplacer score of 61-84 in Elementary Algebra or ACT: 19

MAT 120: Math for the Liberal Arts GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 4
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Mathematics or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Develops mathematical and problem-solving skills. Appropriate technological skills are included. Content is selected to highlight connections between mathematics and the society in which we live. Topics include set theory and logic, mathematical modeling, probability and statistical methods, and consumer mathematics. Additional content will include one topic in geometry, numeration systems, decision theory, or management science.
  • PREREQUISITE: MAT 090 or MAT 099 or ACCUPLACER score of 85 or higher In Elementary Algebra or ACT: 19.

MAT 121: College Algebra GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 4
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Mathematics or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Includes a brief review of intermediate algebra, equations, and inequalities, functions and their graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear and non-linear systems, selection of topics from among graphing of the conic sections, introduction to sequences and series permutations and combinations, the binomial theorem and theory of equations.
  • PREREQUISITE: MAT 099 or ACCUPLACER score of 85+ In Elementary Algebra area or ACT: 23.

MAT 122: College Trigonometry GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Mathematics or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Covers topics including trigonometric functions (with graphs and inverse functions), identities and equations, solutions of triangles, complex numbers, and other topics as time permits. This is a traditional prerequisite course to the calculus sequence.
  • PREREQUISITE: MAT 121 with a C or better; or ACT 24; or Accuplacer College Level Math 63-102

MAT 135: Introduction to Statistics GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Mathematics or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Includes data presentation and summarization, introduction to probability concepts and distributions, statistical inference --estimation, hypothesis testing, comparison of populations, correlation and regression.
  • PREREQUISITE: MAT 090 or MAT 099 or ACCUPLACER score of 85+ In Elementary Algebra area or ACT: 21.

MGD 101: Introduction to Computer Graphics

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Graphic Design, Illustration, or Multimedia with 2+ year's full-time industry-related experience
  • Course Description: Introduces the student to the computer system developed for graphics. The student will learn the hardware and software components for multimedia production. Each student will explore basic computer operations, ergonomics, file management, scanning techniques, archiving capabilities, and utilization of the multimedia department server and Internet connection.

MGD 102: Introduction to Multimedia

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Graphic Design, Illustration, or Multimedia with 2+ year's full-time industry-related experience
  • Course Description: Introduces the type of equipment and technical considerations used in multimedia productions and the multimedia professions. It focuses on current types of equipment such as scanners, printers, digital cameras and computers. Students gain hands on experience in how the technology is utilized for input and output in production and design projects. Overview of software and basic design principles will be explored.

MGD 111: Adobe Photoshop I

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Graphic Design, Illustration, or Multimedia with 2+ year's full-time industry-related experience
  • Course Description: Concentrates on the high-end capabilities of a raster photo-editing software as an illustration, design and photo retouching tool. Students explore a wide range of selection and manipulation techniques that can be applied to photos, graphics and videos.
  • PREREQUISITES: Students must complete one of the following: MGD 101, MGD 102, MGD 112, MGD 114, MGD 141, MGD 143, MGD 153, MGD 163 OR MGD 164 with a grade of "C" or better

MGD 112: Adobe Illustrator I

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Graphic Design, Illustration, or Multimedia with 2+ year's full-time industry-related experience.
  • Course Description:  Acquaints students with the processes of a vector drawing program on the computer. Students learn how to use the tools to create digital artwork that can be used in web design, print media and digital screen design.
  • PREREQUISITES:  Students must complete one of the following: MGD 101, MGD 102, MGD 112, MGD 114, MGD 141, MGD 143, MGD 153, MGD 163 OR MGD 164 with a grade of "C" or better

MGD 141: Web Design I

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: A Post-Secondary CTE credential in Graphic Design, Illustration, or Multimedia with 2+ year's full-time industry-related experience
  • Course Description: Introduces web site planning, design and creation using industry-standards-based web site development tools. Screen-based color theory, web aesthetics, use of graphics editors and intuitive interface design are explored.
  • PREREQUISITES: Students must complete one of the following: MGD 101, MGD 102, MGD 111, MGD 112, MGD 114, MGD 141, MGD 143, MGD 153, MGD 163 OR MGD 164 with a grade of "C" or better

MUS 100:  Introduction to Music Theory I

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Music and experience teaching.  Bachelor's degrees can be considered as long as the faculty member has experience in teaching
  • Course Description: Introduces the basics of music theory. Course design to help the beginning music student, or those students with a limited background in music theory, study the basic elements of music, including notation, rhythm, scales, key signatures, intervals and chords.

MUS 120: Music Appreciation GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Music and experience teaching.  Bachelor's degrees can be considered as long as the faculty member has experience in teaching
  • Course Description: Covers the basic materials of music, musical forms, media, genres and musical periods. Emphasizes the development of tools for intelligent listening and appreciation.

PHI 111: Introduction to Philosophy GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Philosophy or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Introduces significant human questions and emphasizes understanding the meaning and methods of philosophy. Includes human condition, knowledge, freedom, history, ethics, the future, and religion.
  • PREREQUISITES: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

PHI 112: Ethics GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Philosophy or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Examines human life, experience, and thought in order to discover and develop the principles and values for pursuing a more fulfilled existence. Theories designed to justify ethical judgments are applied to a selection of contemporary personal and social issues.
  • PREREQUISITES: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

PHI 113: Logic GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Philosophy or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Studies effective thinking using language-oriented logic. Provides tools and develops skills for creative and critical thinking. Emphasizes the development of decision-making and problem-solving.
  • PREREQUISITES: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

PHI 114: Comparative Religions GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Philosophy or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Introduces students to the similarities and differences among concepts predominant in the major world religions, comparing sociological, philosophical, and phenomenological similarities between major world faiths. It is designed to transfer to any four-year college philosophy, religious studies or humanities department.
  • PREREQUISITES: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18

POS 111: American Government GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Political Science or Public Administration or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Includes the background of the US Constitution, the philosophy of American Government, general principles of the constitution, federalism, and civil liberties. Examines public opinion and citizen participation, political parties, interest groups and the electoral process, and the structure and functions of the national government.

POS 205: International Relations GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Political Science or Public Administration or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Examines relationships among modern nation states. Topics include diplomacy, nationalism, ideologies, power and influence, conflict and cooperation, the role of non-state actors, the international economy and theoretical attempts to understand international behavior.

PSY 101: General Psychology I GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Psychology or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Focuses on the scientific study of behavior including motivation, emotion, physiological psychology, stress and coping, research methods, consciousness, sensation, perception, learning, and memory.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER scores: Reading 80 and Sentence Skills 95, or ACT English 18 / ACT Reading 17

PSY 102: General Psychology II GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Psychology or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Focuses on the scientific study of behavior including cognition, language, intelligence, psychological assessment, personality, abnormal psychology, therapy, life span development, and social psychology.
  • PREREQUISITE: ACCUPLACER scores: Reading 80 and Sentence Skills 95, or ACT English 18 and Reading 17

SOC 101: Intro to Sociology I GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree Sociology or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Examines the basic concepts, theories, and principles of sociology as well as human culture, social groups, and the social issues of age, gender, class, and race.

SOC 102: Intro to Sociology II GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree Sociology or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Examines social institutions and organizations from the macro perspective. Emphasizes issues of social change, demography, social movements, and conflicts and trends within education, religion, family, political, and economic structures.

* SPA 111: Spanish Language I

  • Semester
  • Credits: 5
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Spanish or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline. Spanish fluency required
  • Course Description: Develops students' interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communicative abilities in the language.  Integrates these skills in the cultural contexts in which the language is used. Offers a foundation in the analysis of culture.

*SPA 112: Spanish Language II

  • Semester
  • Credits: 5
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Spanish or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline. Spanish fluency required
  • Course Description: Examines the students' interpretive, interpersonal and presentational communicative abilities in the language across the disciplines. Integrates these skills with the study of the culture in which the language is used. Offers a foundation in the analysis of culture and develops intercultural communicative strategies.
  • PREREQUISITE: SPA 111 with a grade of C or better or Instructors Permission

THE 105: Intro to Theatre Arts GT

  • Semester
  • Credits: 3
  • Teacher Qualification: Master's degree in Theatre/Literature or a Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline
  • Course Description: Includes discussions, workshops, and lectures designed to discover, analyze and evaluate all aspects of the theatre experience: scripts, acting, directing, staging, history, criticism and theory.
  • PREREQUISITES: ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ and reading score of 80+, or ACT scores of Reading 17 and English 18