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ECONOMICS (ECO)

ECO 100 – Elementary Economics
Introduces students to the most basic elements of economics without detailed study of theory. Presents and interprets current issues and concerns publicized in the media. Allows students to understand and grasp the importance of local, state, and national issues with economic themes and overtones. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ECO 120 Survey of Economics
Presents a broad overview of economic theory, history, development, and application. Introduces terms, definitions, policies, and philosophies of market economies. Provides some comparison with other economic systems. Includes some degree of exposure to macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts. Lecture 3 hours. (3 cr.)

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics

Introduces macroeconomics including the study of Keynesian, classical, monetarist principles and theories, the study of national economic growth, inflation, recession, unemployment, financial markets, money and banking, the role of government spending and taxation, along with international trade and investments. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr)

ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics
Introduces the basic concepts of microeconomics. Explores the free market concepts with coverage of economic models and graphs, scarcity and choices, supply and demand, elasticity’s, marginal benefits and costs, profits, and production and distribution. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr)

EDUCATION (EDU)

EDU 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.)

EDU 198 – Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. (1-5 cr.)

EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession
Provides an orientation to the teaching profession in Virginia, including historical perspectives, current issues, and future trends in education on the national and state levels. Emphasizes information about teacher licensure examinations, steps to certification, teacher preparation and induction programs, and attention to critical shortage areas in Virginia. Includes supervised field placement (recommended: 40 clock hours) in a K-12 school. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 24 cr.) of transfer courses. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (3 cr.)

EDU 225 Audiovisual Materials & Computer Software
Prepares students to construct graphic teaching aids, to select and develop materials for instructional support, to operate, maintain and use audiovisual equipment used in the classroom. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (3 cr.)

EDU 235 – Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education
Focuses on the health and developmental needs of children and the methods by which these needs are met. Emphasizes positive health, hygiene, nutrition and feeding routines, childhood diseases, and safety issues. Emphasizes supporting the mental and physical well being of children, as well as procedures for reporting child abuse. Lecture 3 hours per week.
Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level. (3 cr.)

EDU 270: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
Explores the nature of autism and related developmental disorders. Details and discusses current evaluation and assessment measures in ASD. Discusses current intervention strategies and their implementation in the school setting. (3 cr.) Part I of III. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 cr.)

EDU 271 – Methodologies and Curriculum Development for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Details current methodologies used when treating and teaching students with ASD. Emphasizes evidence based intervention strategies such as Assessment of Basic Learning and Language Skills (ABLLS), Verbal Behavior, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and the use of visual schedules. Part II of III. Prerequisite: EDU 270. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

EDU 272 – Methods for Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the School Setting
Discusses effective socialization and behavior management strategies specific to ASD. Presents strategies to promote social skill development and generalization. Demonstrates mastery of assessment and data collection with emphasis on functional behavior. Student will assist a classroom teacher to develop social or behavioral intervention strategies for an ASD child. Part III of III. Prerequisite: EDU 271. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

EDU 280 – Technology Standards for Teachers
Provides K-12 classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Technology Standards for Instructional Personnel. Certification is dependent on the supervisor’s or employer’s approval. Pre-requisite of ITE 115 or instructor approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

EDU 285 – Teaching Online Program (TOP)
Instructs educators in the method and practice for delivery of online course content. Includes instructional technology and instructional design theory and practice, with skills and strategies that educators will use to engage students and create a collaborative online environment. Prerequisite: Proficient working knowledge of the current VCCS online course delivery system. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY (ELE)

ELE 120 Electrical/Electronic Survey
Presents the study of passive and active components, devices and circuits. Electrical/electronic components and devices are demonstrated as applied to fundamental analog and digital circuits and electronic systems. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ELE 143-144 Programmable Controllers I-II
Studies operating characteristics, programming techniques, interfacing, and networking capabilities of programmable logic controllers. Studies controllers with analog and/or digital interfacing, hand-held and/or software programming. Prerequisites: ETR 156, or equivalent. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY (ETR)

ETR 101 – Electrical/Electronic Calculations I
Teaches calculation methods and fundamental applications and processes to electrical and electronic problems. Stresses basic calculations required in circuit analysis. Includes problem solving utilizing calculators or computers. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ETR 113-114 DC & AC Fundamentals I-II
Studies DC and AC circuits, basic electrical components, instruments, network theorems, and techniques used to predict, analyze, and measure electrical quantities. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ETR 120 Shop Practices and Safety
Develops basic skills necessary for safe use of shop tools required for chassis layout and fabrication; includes P. C. board artwork, fabrication and repair, and soldering techniques. May include CAD. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (2 cr.)

ETR 175 Engineering and Computer Applications
Teaches applications of technical problems, computer operation, and applications of electrical/electronic problems using mid-to-high level language(s) and operating system. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ETR 203 – Electronic Devices I
Studies active devices and circuits such as diodes, power supplies, transistors, amplifiers and others. Prerequisite: Knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory. Part I of II. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ETR 204 – Electronic Devices II Studies active devices and circuits such as diodes, power supplies, transistors, amplifiers and others. Prerequisite: Knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory. Part II of II. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

ETR 271-272 Microcomputer Electronics I-II
Deals with digital circuit devices and systems including number systems, Boolean algebra, logic circuits, arithmetic and logic operations, integrated circuits and digital IC families, D/A and A/D. Includes memory devices, microprocessor architecture, programming and applications in microcomputer based systems. Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. (4 cr.)

ETR 298 – Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. (1-5 cr.)

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS)

EMS 100 – CPR for Healthcare Providers
Provides instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation that meets current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation education for Healthcare Providers. Equivalent to HLT 105. Lecture 1 hours per week. (1 cr.)

EMS 111 – Emergency Medical Technician
Prepares student for certification as a Virginia and National Registry EMT. Focuses on all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician. Prerequisite: EMS 100/equivalent Co-requisite: EMS 120. 5 lecture hours; 4 lab hours; 9 hours per week (7 cr.)

EMS 112 – Emergency Medical Technician-Basic I
Prepares student for certification as a Virginia and/or National Registry EMT-Basic. Focuses on all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician Basic. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (4 cr.)

EMS 113-Emergency Medical Technician-Basic II
Continues preparation of student for certification as a Virginia and/or National Registry EMT-Basic. Includes all aspects of pre-hospital basic life support as defined by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for Emergency Medicine Technician Basic. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (3 cr.)

EMS 120 – Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Clinical
Observes in a program approved clinical/field setting. Includes topics for both EMS 111 and EMS 113, dependent upon the program in which the student is participating and is a co-requisite to both EMS 111 and EMS 113. Lab 2 hours; 2 hours per week (1 cr.)

EMS 151 Introduction to Advanced Life Support
Prepares the student for Virginia Enhanced certification eligibility and begins the sequence for National Registry Intermediate and/or Paramedic certification. Includes the theory and application of the following: foundations, human systems, pharmacology, overview of shock, venous access, airway management, patient assessment, respiratory emergencies, allergic reaction, and assessment based management. Conforms at a minimum to the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum. Co-requisite: EMS 170, Clinical and Field Internship. Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week. (4 cr.)

EMS 152 Advanced EMT Completion

Prerequisite(s): Current EMT Certification and EMS 151 Co-requisite(s): EMS 151
Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Advanced, Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of multiple complaints. Includes, but are not limited to conditions relating to diabetic, neurological, abdominal pain, environmental, behavioral, gynecology, and toxicological disease conditions. Also includes Advanced EMT level cardiac, trauma and special population topics. Lecture 1 hour per week, Laboratory 3 hours per week. (2 credits)

EMS 153 Basic ECG Recognition
Focuses on the interpretation of basic electrocardiograms (ECG) and their significance. Includes an overview of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system including structure, function and electrical conduction in the heart. Covers advanced concepts that build on the knowledge and skills of basic dysrhythmia determination and introduction to 12 lead ECG. Lecture 2 Hours per week. (2 cr.)

EMS 154 ALS Cardiac Care
Prerequisite(s): EMS 153 Co-requisite(s): EMS 153
Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Includes Advanced Life Support (ALS) airway management, electrical therapy, pharmacology, drug and fluid administration with emphasis on patient assessment, differential diagnosis and management of cardiovascular emergencies. It will incorporate the current American Heart Association (AHA) – ACLS guidelines and curriculum including stroke management. Lecture 1 hour per week, Laboratory 2 hours per week. (2 credits)

EMS 157 ALS Р Trauma Care
Continues the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Utilizes techniques which will allow the student to utilize the assessment findings to formulate a field impression and implement the treatment plan for the trauma patient. Prerequisites: Current EMT-B certification and EMS 151. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (3 cr.)

EMS 159 – ALS – Special Populations
Continues the Virginia office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate and/or Paramedic curricula. Focuses on the assessment and management of specialty patients including obstetrical, pediatric, and neonates. 2 lecture hours; 2 lab hours; 4 Hours per week Pre reqs. EMS 151 and EMS 153; Pre or Co-reqs EMS 155 (2-3 cr.)

EMS 170 ALS Internship I

Begins the first in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma Centers and various advanced life support units. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

EMS 172 ALS Clinical Internship II
Continues with the second in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room and Trauma Centers. Co-requisite: EMS 151. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

EMS 173 ALS Field Internship II
Continues with the second in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units. Laboratory 3 hours per week. (1 cr.)

EMS 201 – EMS Professional Development
The purpose of this course is to prepare the EMS student to use community resources to facilitate personal and community wellness and fulfills the wellness and resource objectives of the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services Intermediate curriculum. Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: EMT/B Certification (3 cr.)

EMS 205 – Advanced Pathophysiology
Focuses on the pathological processes of disease with emphasis on the anatomical and physiological alterations of the human body by systems. Includes diagnosis and management appropriate to the advanced health care provider in and out of the hospital environment. Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week. Prerequisite: EMT/B Certification (4 cr.)

EMS 207 Advanced Patient Assessment
Focuses on the principles of normal and abnormal physical exam. Emphasizes the analysis and interpretation of physiological data to assist in patient assessment and management. Applies principles during the assessment and management of trauma, medical, and specialty patients in laboratory environment. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (3 cr.)

EMS 209 Advanced Pharmacology
Focuses on the principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and drug administration. Includes drug legislation, techniques of medication administration, and principles of math calculations. Emphasizes drugs used to manage respiratory, cardiac, neurological, gastrointestinal, fluid and electrolyte and endocrine disorders and includes classification, mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, precautions, and patient education. Incorporates principles related to substance abuse and hazardous materials. Applies principles during the assessment and management of trauma, medical, and specialty patients in a laboratory environment. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (4 cr.)

EMS 211 Operations
Prepares the student in the theory and application of the following: medical incident command, rescue awareness and operations, hazardous materials incidents, and crime scene awareness. (Conforms to the current Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for EMT-Paramedics.) Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week. (2 cr.)

EMS 216 Paramedic Review
Provides the student with intensive review for the practical and written portions of the National Registry Paramedic exam. May be repeated once, for credit. Lecture 1 hour per week. (1 cr.)

EMS 240 ALS Internship II Continues clinical and/or field experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in and out of hospitals. Includes, but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma Centers and various advanced life support units. Laboratory 3 hours per week. 1 credits.

EMS 242 ALS Clinical Internship III Continues with the third in a series of clinical experiences providing supervised direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in-and-out of hospitals. Includes, but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room, Trauma Centers and various advanced life support units. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week. 1-2 credits.

EMS 243 ALS Field Internship III
Continues with the third in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

EMS 244 ALS Clinical Internship IV
The fourth in a series of clinical experiences providing direct patient contact in appropriate patient care facilities in-and-out of hospitals. Includes, but not limited to patient care units such as the Emergency Department, Critical Care units, Pediatric, Labor and Delivery, Operating Room and Trauma Centers. May be repeated as necessary. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

EMS 245 ALS Field Internship IV
Continues with the fourth in a series of field experiences providing supervised direct patient care in out-of-hospital advanced life support units. May be repeated as necessary. Laboratory 3-6 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

ENGINEERING (EGR)

EGR 120 Introduction to Engineering

Introduces the engineering profession, professional concepts, ethics, and responsibility. Reviews hand calculators, number systems, and unit conversions. Introduces the personal computer and operating systems. Includes engineering problem solving techniques using computer software. Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 1-4 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

EGR 135 Statics for Engineering Technology
Introduces Newton’s Laws, resultants and equilibrium of force systems, analysis of trusses and frames. Teaches determination of centroids, distributed loads and moments of inertia. Covers dry friction and force systems in space. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENGLISH (ENG)


ENG 111 College Composition I
Introduces students to critical thinking and the fundamentals of academic writing. Through the writing process, students refine topics: develop and support ideas; investigate, evaluate, and incorporate appropriate resources; edit for effective style and usage; and determine appropriate approaches for a variety of contexts, audiences, and purposes. Writing activities will include exposition and argumentation with at least one researched essay. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENG 112 College Composition II

Continues to develop college writing with increased emphasis on critical essays, argumentation, and research, developing these competencies through the examination of a range of texts about the human experience. Requires students to locate, evaluate, integrate, and document sources and effectively edit for style and usage. Students must successfully complete ENG 111 or its equivalent, and must be able to use word processing software. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENG 115 Technical Writing
Develops ability in technical writing through extensive practice in composing technical reports and other documents. Guides students in achieving voice, tone, style, and content in formatting, editing, and graphics. Introduces students to technical discourse through selected reading. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENG 116 – Writing for Business
Develops ability in business writing through extensive practice in composing business correspondence and other documents. Guides students in achieving voice, tone, style, and content appropriate to a specific audience and purpose. Includes instruction in formatting and editing. Introduces students to business discourse through selected readings. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENG 125 – Introduction to Literature
Introduces students to a range of literary genres that may include poetry, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, and other cultural texts, as it continues to develop college writing. Prerequisite: ENG 111. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENG 131 Technical Report Writing I
Offers a review of organizational skills including paragraph writing and basic forms of technical communications, various forms of business correspondence, and basic procedures for research writing. Includes instruction and practice in oral communication skills. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENG 205 – Technical Editing
Prepares business and technical communicators to edit self- generated writings as well as writings prepared by others, including individual or collaborative authors. Teaches students to make editorial content decisions, verify information and copyright compliance, adapt and design formats for audience and purpose, and edit the work of several authors into a seamless final product. Covers basic proofreading and editing skills. Prerequisite: ENG 111 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENG 210 Advanced Composition
Helps students refine skills in writing non-fiction prose. Guides development of individual voice and style. Introduces procedures for publication. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENG 241-242 Survey of American Literature I-II
Examines American literary works from colonial times to the present, emphasizing the ideas and characteristics of our national literature. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENG 243-244 Survey of English Literature I-II
Studies major English works from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present, emphasizing ideas and characteristics of the British literary tradition. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENG 250 – Children’s Literature
Surveys the history, development and genres of children’s literature, focusing on analysis of texts for literary qualities and in terms of audience. Prerequisite(s): ENG 112 or 125 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENG 251-252 Survey of World Literature I-II
Examines major works of world literature. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite: ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENG 253 – Survey of African-American Literature I
Examines selected works by Black American writers from the colonial period to the present. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENG 257 – Mythology
Studies selected mythologies of the world, emphasizing their common origins and subsequent influence on human thought and expression. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENG 276 Southern Literature
Examines the themes and techniques of selected writers dealing with the American South as a distinctive cultural entity. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENG 279 – Film and Literature
Examines the translation of literature into film viewing and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

English Fundamentals (ENF)

ENF 1 – Preparing for College English I
Provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require extensive preparation to succeed in college-level English courses.Students will place into this course based on placement test score. Upon successful completion and faculty recommendation, students will move into Preparing for College English III (if they require additional preparation) or into college-level English (if they require no additional preparation). Credit is not applicable toward graduation. Lecture 8 hours per week. (8 Cr.), Lecture 8, Contact Hours 8 Qualifying placement test score. (8 cr.)

ENF 2 – Preparing for College English II
Provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require intermediate preparation to succeed in college-level English courses. Students will place into this course based on placement test score. Upon successful completion and faculty recommendation, students will move into Preparing for College Level III (if they require additional preparation) or into college-level English (if they require no additional preparation). Credit is not applicable toward graduation. (4 Cr.), 4 Lecture, 4 Contact Hours Qualifying placement test score. (4 cr.)

ENF 3 – Preparing for College English III
Provides integrated reading and writing instruction for students who require minimal preparation for college-level English but still need some preparation to succeed. Students in this course will be co-enrolled in college-level English. Students will place into this course based on placement test score. Credit is not applicable toward graduation. (2 cr.), Lecture 2, Contact Hours 2
Qualifying placement score. Co-Enrollment in a college-level English course. (2 cr.)

Environmental Science (ENV)

ENV 100 – Basic Environmental Science
Presents and discusses basic scientific, health-related, ethical, economic, social and political aspects of environmental activities, policies/decisions. Emphasizes the multidisciplinary nature of environmental problems and their potential solutions. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

ENV 121 – General Environmental Science I
Explores fundamental components and interactions that make up the natural systems of the earth. Introduces the basic science concepts in the discipline of biological, chemical, and earth sciences that are necessary to understand and address environmental issues. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. Part I of II. (4 cr.)

FINANCE (FIN)

FIN 107 – Personal Finance
Presents a framework of personal money management concepts, including establishing values and goals, determining sources of income, managing income, preparing a budget, developing consumer buying ability, using credit, understanding savings and insurance, providing for adequate retirement, and estate planning. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

Forestry (FOR)

FOR 100 – Introduction to Forestry
Develops the general concepts of forestry and forest resource use in the United States. Laboratory sessions introduce the student to the protection, management, and use of forest resource. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

FRENCH (FRE)

FRE 101-102 Beginning French I-II
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic French sentence structure. Lecture 4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (4-5 cr.)

FRE 201-202 Intermediate French I-II
Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. French is used in the classroom. Prerequisite French 102 or equivalent. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (3-4 cr.)

GEOGRAPHY (GEO)

GEO 200 Introduction to Physical Geography
Studies major elements of the natural environment including earth sun relationship, land forms, weather and climate, natural vegetation and soils. Introduces the student to types and uses of maps. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

GEO 210 People and the Land: Intro to Cultural Geography
Focuses on the relationship between culture and geography. Presents a survey of modern demographics, landscape modification, material and non-material culture, language, race and ethnicity, religion, politics, and economic activities. Introduces the student to types and uses of maps. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

GEOLOGY (GOL)

GOL 105 Physical Geology
Introduces the composition and structure of the earth and modifying agents and processes. Investigates the formation of minerals and rocks, weathering, erosion, earthquakes, and crustal deformation. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

GOL 111 – Oceanography I
Examines the dynamics of the oceans and ocean basins. Applies the principles of physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

GOL 112 – Oceanography II
Examines the dynamics of the oceans and ocean basins. Applies the principles of physical, chemical, biological, and geological oceanography. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

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