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Course Descriptions: L-M

LEGAL ASSISTING (LGL)

LGL 110 – Introduction to Law and the Legal Assistant
Introduces various areas of law in which a legal assistant may be employed. Includes study of the court system (Virginia and federal) as well as a brief overview of criminal law, torts, domestic relations, evidence, ethics, the role of the legal assistant and other areas of interest. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

LGL 115 – Real Estate Law for Legal Assistants
Studies law of real property and gives in-depth survey of the more common types of real estate transactions and conveyances such as deeds, contracts, leases, and deeds of trust. Focuses on drafting these various instruments and studies the system of recording and search of public documents. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

MARINE SCIENCE (MAR)

MAR 101 – General Oceanography I
Surveys physical and biological oceanography including an introduction to geological and chemical oceanography. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

MAR 102 – General Oceanography II
Surveys physical and biological oceanography including an introduction to geological and chemical oceanography. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

MAR 130 Marine Maintenance Mechanics
Introduces the various subjects compromising the study of mechanics to meet the unique requirements of marine practice. Includes basic nomenclature, construction and function of hulls, motive power principles, propellers, steering systems, controls, electrical equipment, instruments, and accessories. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 cr.)

MAR 138 Marine Design, Construction, and Propulsion
Focuses on principles of marine design, construction, and propulsion primarily related to small boats. Prerequisites MAR 115 or divisional approval. Lecture 2 hours. Lab 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. ( 3 cr.)

MAR 155 Hull and Hardware Maintenance and Repair
Demonstrates and applies the knowledge and skills required to perform maintenance repair operations on marine hulls of materials such as timber, metal, fiber reinforced plastic or fiberglass, including proper methods of surface maintenance and use of hand and power tools. Lecture 1 hour. Lab 9 hours. Total 10 hours per week. (4 cr.)

MAR 157 Small Outboard Engine Service
Focuses on the construction, theory of operation, maintenance and repair of small outboard motors. Includes modern diagnostic and test procedures, trouble shooting and repair followed by actual test tank operation. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week. (4 cr.)

MAR 158 Inboard Engine Service
Focuses on maintenance, repair and overhaul of modern gasoline inboard engines, drive components and stern drives. Stresses water diagnosis and test procedures. Prerequisite MAR 136 or equivalent experience. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week. (4 cr.)

MAR 159 Large Outboard Engine Service
Focuses on the construction, theory of operation, maintenance and repair of larger outboard motors. Includes conventional D.C. battery charging systems and alternator theory, operation and maintenance, conventional and capacitive discharge ignition system, hydraulic system, modern diagnostic and test procedures, trouble shooting and repair followed by actual test tank operation. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week. (4 cr.)

MAR 165 Stern Drive Transmission Service
Teaches the fundamentals of stern drive marine propulsion units versus conventional shaft and propeller configurations. Stresses differences in shafting, bearings, lubrication, and steering. Includes proper methods of operation and maintenance; also minor and major repair operations to include complete disassembly, inspection and trouble-shooting and repair. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

MAR 201 – Marine Ecology I
Applies ecological concepts to marine habitats, with emphasis on marine systems within the Chesapeake Bay area. Laboratory and field work may include the investigation of reachable habitats and the collection, observation and identification of local marine fauna and flora. Prerequisite BIO 102 or divisional permission. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

MAR 202 – Marine Ecology II
Applies ecological concepts to marine habitats, with emphasis on marine systems within the Chesapeake Bay area. Laboratory and field work may include the investigation of reachable habitats and the collection, observation and identification of local marine fauna and flora. Prerequisite BIO 102 or divisional permission. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

MARKETING (MKT)

MKT 100 Principles of Marketing
Presents principles, methods, and problems involved in marketing to consumers and organizational buyers. Discusses problems and policies connected with distribution and sale of products, pricing, promotion, and buyer motivation. Examines variations of marketing research, legal, social, ethical, e-commerce, and international considerations in marketing. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

MKT 110 – Principles of Selling
Presents a fundamental, skills-based approach to selling and relationship building. Emphasizes learning effective interpersonal communication skills in all areas of the sales process through skill-building activities. Examines entry-level sales careers in retailing, wholesaling, services and industrial selling. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

MKT 160 – Marketing for Small Business
Presents the development of the marketing mix for a small business. Includes areas such as product development, pricing, promotion, salesmanship, customer relations, and consumer behavior. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

MKT 170 – Customer Service
Introduces students to the concepts of marketing as they relate to customer service. Teaches development of customer service training and implementation of strategies to improve customer relations and service. Includes lecture, role-playing, and case studies. Lecture 1-2 hours per week

MKT 221 – Public Relations

Introduces public relations as a marketing activity and focuses on media relations, publicity, strategic planning, public relations research, communication with multiple audiences, and the elements of an effective public relations campaign to influence public opinion. Equips students with the basic skills for writing publicity materials and coordinating public relations campaigns and media kits. Lecture 3 hours per week.

MKT 270 – Marketing Management
Expands knowledge of marketing through case studies. Focuses on how marketing strategies are planned and utilized in the market place to accomplish the goals of the organization. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

MKT 282 Principles of e-Commerce
Studies on-line business strategies, and the hardware and software tools necessary for Internet commerce. Includes the identification of appropriate target segments, the development of product opportunities, pricing structures, distribution channels and execution of marketing strategies. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

MKT 284 – Social Media Marketing
Surveys the use of social networks and online communities such as blogs, wikis, virtual events that allow companies to expand their interaction with customers and develop relationships with collaborative communities. Emphasizes the ongoing transformation of the way companies adjust their marketing plans to improve interaction with customers online. Credit Hours: 3, Lecture Hours: 3, Lab Hours: 0, Total Contact Hours: 3 (3 cr.)

MATHEMATICS (MTH)

MTH 115 – Technical Mathematics I
Presents algebra through exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, vectors, analytic geometry, and complex numbers. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 cr.) Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-6 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. Part I of II. (3 cr.)

MTH 120 – Introduction to Mathematics
Introduces number systems, logic, basic algebra, and descriptive statistics. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 cr.) Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. (Intended for occupational/technical programs.) (3 cr.)

MTH 126 – Mathematics for Allied Health
Presents scientific notation, precision and accuracy, decimals and percents, ratio and proportion, variation, simple equations, techniques of graphing, use of charts and tables, logarithms, and the metric system. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. 2-3 cr.) Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.  (2-3 cr.)

MTH 141 – Business Mathematics I
Provides instruction, review, and drill in percentage, cash and trade discounts, mark-up, payroll, sales, property and other taxes, simple and compound interest, bank discounts, loans, investments, and annuities. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 cr.) Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. Part I of II.  (3 cr.)

MTH 146 – Introduction to Elementary Statistics
Introduces the methods of statistics including sampling from normally distributed populations, estimation, regression, testing of hypotheses, point and interval estimation methods. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 cr.) Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. (3 cr.)

MTH 150 – Topics in Geometry
Presents the fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and introduces non-Euclidean geometries and current topics. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 cr.) Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. (3 cr.)

MTH 151 – Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I
Presents topics in sets, logic, numeration systems, geometric systems, and elementary computer concepts. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 cr.) Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. (3 cr.)

MTH 152 – Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II
Presents topics in functions, combinatorics, probability, statistics and algebraic systems. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 cr.) Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. (3 cr.)

MTH 158 College Algebra
Covers the structure of complex number systems, polynomials, rational expressions, graphing, systems of equations and inequalities and functions, quadratic and rational equations and inequalities. Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 158 and Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

MTH 163 – Precalculus I
Presents college algebra, matrices, and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 Cr.) Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-9 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 163 and MTH 166.) (3 cr.)


MTH 164 – Precalculus II
Presents trigonometry, analytic geometry, and sequences and series. Prerequisite: MTH 163 or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 164 and MTH 168.) Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

MTH 166 – Precalculus with Trigonometry
Presents college algebra, analytic geometry, trigonometry, and algebraic exponential, and logarithmic functions. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. 4-5 cr.) Prerequisite: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-9 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 163 and MTH 166). (4-5 cr.)

MTH 170 – Foundations in Contemporary Mathematics
Covers topics in the mathematics of social choice, management sciences, statistics, and growth. Uses physical demonstrations and modeling techniques to teach the power and utility of mathematics. Algebra I-II and Geometry or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 cr.)
Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. (3 cr.)

MTH 173 – Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
Presents analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including the study of limits, derivatives, differentials, and introduction to integration along with their applications. Designed for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs. Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 173 and four units of high school mathematics including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and Trigonometry or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 173, MTH 175, or MTH 273.) Lecture 4-5 hours per week. (4-5 cr.)

MTH 174 – Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
Continues the study of analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including rectangular, polar, and parametric graphing, indefinite and definite integrals, methods of integration, and power series along with applications. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: MTH 173 or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 174, MTH 176 or MTH 274.) Lecture 4-5 hours per week. (4-5 cr.)

MTH 175 – Calculus of One Variable I
Presents differential calculus of one variable including the theory of limits, derivatives, differentials, antiderivatives and applications to algebraic and transcental functions. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 175 and four units of high school mathematics including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and Trigonometry or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 173, MTH 175 or MTH 273.) Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

MTH 176 – Calculus of One Variable II
Continues the study of integral calculus of one variable including indefinite integral, definite integral and methods of integration with applications to algebraic and transcendental functions. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: MTH 175 or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 174, MTH 176 or MTH 274.) Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

MTH 195 – Topics In 
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. (1-5 cr.)

MTH 240 – Statistics
Presents an overview of statistics, including descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and correlation and regression. Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 240 and successful completion of MTH 158, MTH 163, MTH 166, or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

MTH 241 Statistics I
Covers descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 241 and MTH 163 or MTH 166 or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 240 and MTH 241.) Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

MTH 242 Statistics II
Continues the study of estimation and hypothesis testing with emphasis on correlation and regression, analysis of variance, chi-square tests, and non-parametric methods. Prerequisite: MTH 241 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

MTH 270 Applied Calculus
Introduces limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, techniques of integration, and partial differentiation. Prerequisite: MTH 163 or MTH 166 or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 270 and MTH 271.) Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

MTH 275 – Multivariable Calculus and Linear Algebra
Presents vector valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, matrices, vector spaces, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, basis and dimension, Eigen values, and Eigen vectors. Designed for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent. Lecture 4 hours per week. (4 cr.)

MTH 285 Linear Algebra
Covers matrices, vector spaces, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, basis and dimension, eigen values, and eigen vectors. Designed for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

Developmental Mathematics (MTT)

MTT 1 – Developmental Mathematics (Technology-Based) I
Covers mathematics topics in a technology-based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of one developmental math unit prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Cr.) not applicable toward graduation. Credit Hours: 1 Placement scores requiring the student to complete one developmental math unit. (1 cr.)

MTT 2 – Developmental Mathematics (Technology-Based) II
Covers mathematics topics in a technology-based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of any combination of two developmental math units prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Cr.) not applicable toward graduation. Credit Hours: 2 Placement scores requiring the student to complete two developmental math units. (2 cr.)

MTT 3 – Developmental Mathematics (Technology-Based) III
Covers mathematics topics in a technology-based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of any combination of three developmental math units prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Cr.) not applicable toward graduation. Credit Hours: 3 Placement scores requiring the student to complete three developmental math units. (3 cr.)

MTT 4 – Developmental Mathematics (Technology-Based) IV
Covers mathematics topics in a technology-based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of any combination of four developmental math units prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Cr.) not applicable toward graduation. Credit Hours: 4 Placement scores requiring the student to complete 4 developmental math units. (4 cr.)

MTT 5 – Developmental Mathematics (Technology-Based) V
Covers mathematics topics in a technology-based setting to prepare students for the study of college level mathematics courses and curricula. Designed for the study of any combination of five developmental math units prescribed by the student’s placement test results. Cr.) not applicable toward graduation. Credit Hours: 5 Placement scores requiring the student to complete five developmental math units. 5 cr.)

MEDICAL LABORATORY (MDL)

MDL 105 Phlebotomy
Introduces basic medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, components of health care delivery and clinical laboratory structure. Teaches techniques of specimen collection, specimen handling, and patient interactions. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

MDL 106 Clinical Phlebotomy
Focuses on obtaining blood specimens, processing specimens, managing assignments, assisting with and/or performing specified tests, performing clerical duties and maintaining professional communication. Provides supervised learning in college laboratory/and or cooperating agencies. Prerequisite: MDL 105. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week. (4 cr.)

MUSIC (MUS)

MUS 111 – Music Theory I
Discusses elements of musical construction of scales, intervals, triads, and chord progressions. Develops ability to sing at sight and write from dictation. Introduces the analysis of the Bach chorale style. Expands facility with harmonic dictation and enables the student to use these techniques at the keyboard. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week. 4 cr.)

MUS 121-122 Music Appreciation I-II
Increases the variety and depth of the student’s interest, knowledge, and involvement in music and related cultural activities. Acquaints the student with traditional and twentieth century music literature, emphasizing the relationship music has as an art form with man and society. Increases the student’s awareness of the composers and performers of all eras through listening and concert experiences. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.) (3 cr.)

This page was reviewed on June 11, 2013, updated on May 23, 2014. If you are looking for previous catalog information, please reference the 2008-2010 Catalog, 2010-2012 Catalog, or 2013-2014 Catalog.

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