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NATURAL SCIENCE (NAS)

NAS 125 – Meteorology
Presents a non-technical survey of fundamentals meteorology. Focuses on the effects of weather and climate on humans and their activities. Serves for endorsement or recertification of earth science teachers. Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 2 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week. (4 cr.)

NAS 130 – Elements of Astronomy
Covers history of astronomy and its recent developments. Stresses the use of astronomical instruments and measuring techniques and includes the study and observation of the solar system, stars, and galaxies. Lecture 3 hours per week. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

NAS 150 – Human Biology
Surveys the structure and function of the human body. Applies principally to students who are not majoring in the health or science fields. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

NURSING (NUR)

NUR 27 Nurse Aide I
Teaches care of older patients with emphasis on the social, emotional, and spiritual needs. Covers procedures; communication and interpersonal relations; observation, charting and reporting; safety and infection control; anatomy and physiology; personal care, nutrition and patient feeding; death and dying. May include laboratory or clinical hours. Lecture 2-4 hours. Laboratory 3-9 hours. Total 6-11 hours per week. (3-5 cr.)

NUR 29 Home Health Aide
Emphasizes caring for older patients; includes social, emotional and spiritual needs; procedures; communication; charting; reporting; infection control; safety; anatomy and physiology, nutrition; personal care; death and dying. Provides clinicals in nursing home/patient’s residence. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week. (2-3 cr.)

NUR 31 Advanced Skills for Nurse Aides
Teaches advanced level skills for Certified Nurse Aides. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 4-7 hours per week. (2-3 cr.)

NUR 103 Clinical Reasoning In Current Nursing Practice
Discusses clinical reasoning and the critical thinking process used in nursing. Incorporates practical reasoning, which complements the scientific reasoning used in the nursing process. Forms the basis for the thinking process applied throughout all nursing courses. Lecture 2 hours. 2 Credits. 2 credits

NUR 111 Nursing I
Introduces nursing principles including concepts of health and wellness and the nursing process. Develops nursing skills to meet the bio-psychosocial needs of individuals across the lifespan. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care, communication skills, introduction to nursing, health, the health care system, legal aspects of nursing care, diagnostic testing, assessment, teaching and learning, asepsis, body mechanics and safety, personal care, activity/rest, wound care, nutrition, elimination, oxygenation, fluid and electrolytes, pain control, medication administration, aging populations and pre/post operative care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 2-21 hours. Total 9-22 hours per week. (7-8 cr.)

NUR 112 – Nursing II
Focuses on the nursing care of adults experiencing changes along the health/illness continuum that are common, well-defined, and have predictable outcomes. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the deliver of nursing care; acid-base balance, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, immunology, oncology, sensori-neural, infectious diseases, endocrine, respiratory and blood disorders and care of the dying client. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 3-21 hours. Total 9-22 hours per week. (7-8 cr.)

NUR 116 – Selected Nursing Concepts
Introduces selected basic skills and concepts in the discipline of nursing and their incorporation into care to meet the changing standards of nursing practice. Intended as a transition/refresher course for transfer and returning students. Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 0-6 hours. Total 1-6 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

NUR 120 Nursing Terminology & Charting
Focuses on basic terminology used in nursing. Emphasizes combining word forms and application to nursing situations and the patient’s record. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

NUR 130 Physical Assessment and Basic Pharmacology
Teaches a systematic approach to performing physical assessment skills and basic pharmacological concepts. Includes basic principles of data collection and basic analysis using skills of interviewing and techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation. Principles of pharmacology include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, drug action on specific body systems, and basic computer applications. Provides supervised learning experiences in a college laboratory. Prerequisite may apply at local level. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week. (3 cr.)

NUR 135 Drug Dosage Calculations
Focuses on apothecary, metric, household conversion in medication dosage calculation for adult and pediatric clients. Provides a practical approach to learning to calculate and prepare medications and solutions. Includes calculating intravenous flow rates. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

NUR 150 Community-Based Nursing in a Multicultural Environment
Incorporates culture, family and the community as a broad focus for health promotion and disease prevention. Includes interventions directed at the total population or at individuals, families, and groups in a multi-cultural society. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing Program. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

NUR 211 – Second Level Nursing I
Emphasizes complex nursing care of individuals, families and/or groups in various stages of development who are experiencing alterations related to their biopsychosocial needs. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computation skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; gastrointestinal, hepatic, cardiac/cardiovascular, oncological, and endocrine disorders. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 3-21 hours. Total 9-22 hours per week. (7-8 cr.)

NUR 221 Second Level Nursing Principles and Concepts
Focuses on nursing care of individuals, families, and/or groups with multidimensional needs in a variety of settings. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care and nursing care related to infectious, immunological, oncological, hematological, gastrointestinal, vascular, sensory, genitourinary musculoskeletal, regulatory, endocrine, and women’s health disorders and pre/intra/post-operative care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 1-9 hours. Laboratory 2-27 hours. Total 11-28 hours per week. (9-10 cr.)

NUR 222 Second Level Nursing Principles and Concepts II
Focuses on nursing care of individuals, families, and/or groups with multidimensional needs in a variety of settings. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computation skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care and nursing care related to cardiac, respiratory, neurological disorders; emergency care, and leadership principles. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 1-9 hours. Laboratory 2-27 hours. Total 11-28 hours per week. (9-10 cr.)

NUR 226 Health Assessment
Introduces the systematic approach to obtaining a health history and performing a physical assessment. Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 2-9 hours. Total 3-9 hours per week. (2-3 cr.)

NUR 230 Pharmacology
Teaches general principles of drug action, pharmacology of the major drug classes, and specific agents within each class. Includes math calculations necessary to adapt dosages to the multidimensional needs of individuals across the lifespan. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

NUR 245 Maternal/Newborn Nursing
Develops nursing skills in caring for families in the antepartum, intrapartum, and post-partum periods. Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 0-9 hours. Total 3-9 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

NUR 246 Parent/Child Nursing
Develops nursing skills in caring for both well and ill children in a variety of settings. Emphasizes theories of growth and development and the family as a unit. Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 0-9 hours. Total 3-9 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

NUR 247 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Develops nursing skills in caring for individuals, families, and/or groups with mental health needs. Explores various treatment models, diagnostic categories, and rehabilitative measures. Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 0-9 hours. Total 3-9 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

NUR 254 Dimensions of Professional Nursing
Explores the role of the professional nurse. Emphasizes nursing organizations, legal and ethical implications, and addresses trends in management and organizational skills. Explores group dynamics, relationships, conflicts, and leadership styles. Lecture I-2 hour per week. (1-2 cr.)

NUR 266 – Introduction to Basic Dysrhythmia Interpretation
Teaches the systematic interpretation of dysrhythmias. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PHILOSOPHY (PHI)

PHI 100 – Introduction to Philosophy
Presents an introduction to philosophical problems and perspectives with emphasis on the systematic questioning of basic assumptions about meaning, knowledge, reality, and values. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

PHI 101-102 Introduction to Philosophy I-II
Introduces a broad spectrum of philosophical problems and perspectives with an emphasis on the systematic questioning of basic assumptions about meaning, knowledge, reality, and values. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

PHI 220 – Ethics
Provides a systematic study of representative ethical systems. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

PHI 227 – Bio-Medical Ethics
Examines the ethical implications of specific biomedical issues in the context of major ethical systems. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND RECREATION (PED)

PED 101-102 Fundamentals of Physical Activity
Presents principles underlying the components of physical fitness. Utilizes conditioning activities involving cardiovascular strength and endurance, respiratory efficiency, muscular strength, and flexibility. May include fitness assessment, nutrition and weight control information, and concepts of wellness. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 103 – Aerobic Fitness I
Develops cardiovascular fitness though activities designed to elevate and sustain heart rates appropriate to age and physical condition. Part I of II. Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 104 – Aerobic Fitness II
Develops cardiovascular fitness though activities designed to elevate and sustain heart rates appropriate to age and physical condition. Part II of II. Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4hours. Total 2-4 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 109 – Yoga
Focuses on the forms of yoga training emphasizing flexibility. Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 111-112 Weight Training I-II
Focuses on muscular strength and endurance training through individualized workout programs. Teaches appropriate use of weight training equipment. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 117 – Fitness Walking

eaches content and skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate an individualized program of walking, based upon fitness level. Laboratory 2 hours per week. (1 cr.)

PED 118 – Baseball Fundamentals I
Enhances the mental and physical ability of students for playing the sport of baseball. Introduces skills of weight training, flexibility, fielding, throwing, hitting, pitching, and position play. Explains the history of the sport and provides students an understanding of and respect for the game and its role in society. Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 119 – Baseball Fundamentals II
Continues to enhance the mental and physical ability of students for playing the sport of baseball. Continues to teach the skills necessary to play the sport. Provides students with the opportunity to evaluate, train, and coach players in order to enhance others’ playing abilities. Provides an understanding of the multiple processes involved in forming a baseball team. Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 123-124 Tennis I-II
Teaches tennis skills with emphasis on stroke development and strategies for individual and team play. Includes rules, scoring, terminology, and etiquette. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 133-134 Golf I-II
Teaches basic skills of golf, rules, etiquette, scoring, terminology, equipment selection and use, and strategy. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 135-136 Bowling I-II
Teaches basic bowling skills and techniques, scoring, rules, etiquette, and terminology. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 154 Volleyball
Introduces skills, techniques, strategies, rules, and scoring. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 156 Softball
Emphasizes skills, techniques, strategies, rules. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 176 Camping
Introduces camping techniques; equipment, site selection and use; safety procedures; and camping ecology. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 183 Outdoor Adventures
Introduces outdoor adventure activities with emphasis on basic skills, preparation, personal and group safety, equipment selection and use, ecology, and field experience. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 187 Backpacking
Focuses on the preparation for backpacking trip, equipment and clothing selection, personal and group safety, ecology and physical conditioning. Includes field experience. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 189 Saltwater Fishing
Teaches saltwater fishing techniques including casting and trolling, rig making, live bait catching, and use of artificial and live bait. Presents selection and care of equipment, fish habits, conservation, and safety. Lecture 1-2 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

PED 206 – Sports Appreciation
Focuses on the history, trends, rules, methods, strategy, and terminology of selected sports activities. Provides student awareness as a spectator and/or participant. Lecture 2 hours per week. (2 cr.)

PHOTOGRAPHY (PHT)

PHT 164 – Introduction to Digital Photography
Teaches the fundamentals of photography including camera function, composition, and image production as they apply to digital imagery. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 cr.)

PHYSICS (PHY)

PHY 111-112 Technical Physics I-II
Emphasizes technical applications. Includes precision measurement, statistics, dynamics, energy and momentum, heat, sound, optics, DC and AC electricity, and modern physics. Prerequisites one year of high school algebra or equivalent. (A concurrent course in college algebra and trigonometry is recommended.) Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)


PHY 201-202 General College Physics I-II
Teaches fundamental principles of physics. Covers mechanics, thermodynamics, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite MTH 163 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

PHY 241-242 University Physics I-II
Teaches principles of classical and modern physics. Includes mechanics, wave phenomena, heat, electricity, magnetism, relativity, and nuclear physics. Prerequisite for PHY 241-MTH 173 or MTH 273 or divisional approval. Prerequisite for PHY 242-MTH 174 or MTH 274 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 cr.)

POLITICAL SCIENCE (PLS)

PLS 136 – State and Local Politics
Teaches structure, powers and functions of state and local government in the United States. Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits

PLS 211-212 U.S. Government I-II
Teaches structure, operation, and process of national, state, and local governments. Includes in-depth study of the three branches of the government and of public policy. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

PLS 241 International Relations I
Teaches geographic, demographic, economic, ideological, and other factors conditioning the policies of countries and discusses conflicts and their adjustment. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

PLS 242 International Relations II
Teaches foreign policies of the major powers in the world community with an emphasis on the role of the United States in international politics. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

PRACTICAL NURSING (PNE)

PNE 145 Trends in Practical Nursing
Studies the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse; Covers legal aspects, organizations, and opportunities in practical nursing. Designed to assist the student in preparation for employment. Lecture 1 hour per week. (1 cr.)

PNE 155 Body Structure and Function
Studies the structure and function of the body. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

PNE 161 – Nursing in Health Changes I
Focuses on nursing situations and procedures necessary to assist individuals in meeting special needs related to human functions. Lecture 2-4 hours. Laboratory 6-15 hours. Total 10-17 hours per week. (6-7 cr.)

PNE 162 – Nursing in Health Changes II
Continues the focus on nursing situations and procedures necessary to assist individuals in meeting special needs related to human functions. Lecture 4-6 hours. Laboratory 12-21 hours. Total 18-25 hours per week. (10-11 cr.)

PNE 163 – Nursing in Health Changes III
Continues the focus on nursing situations and procedures necessary to assist individuals in meeting special needs related to human functions. Lecture 4-5 hours. Laboratory 9-15 hours. Total 14-19 hours per week. (8-9 cr.)

PNE 173 Pharmacology I
Studies history, classification, sources, effects, uses and legalities of drugs. Teaches problem solving skills used in determining doses of drugs. Emphasizes major drug classes and specific agents within each class. Lecture I-2 hour per week. (1-2 cr.)

PSYCHOLOGY (PSY)

PSY 200 – Principles of Psychology
Surveys the basic concepts of psychology. Covers the scientific study of behavior, behavioral research methods and analysis, and theoretical interpretations. Includes topics that cover physiological mechanisms, sensation/perception, motivation, learning, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology. (3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week. Readiness to enroll in English 111, (3 cr.)

PSY 215 – Abnormal Psychology
Explores historical views and current perspectives of abnormal behavior. Emphasizes major diagnostic categories and criteria, individual and social factors of maladaptive behavior, and types of therapy. Includes methods of clinical assessment and research strategies. Prerequisite PSY 200, 201, or 202. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

PSY 225 Theories of Personality
Studies the major personality theories and their applications. Includes psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, and humanistic perspectives. Prerequisite PSY 200, 201 or 202. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr)

PSY 230 Developmental Psychology

Studies the development of the individual from conception to death. Follows a life-span perspective on the development of the person’s physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

PSY 235 – Child Psychology
Studies development of the child from conception to adolescence. Investigates physical, intellectual, social and emotional factors involved in the child’s growth. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

PSY 270 – Psychology of Human Sexuality
Focuses on scientific investigation of human sexuality and psychological and social implications of such research. Considers socio-cultural influences, the physiology and psychology of sexual response patterns, sexual dysfunctions, and development of relationships. Prerequisites: PSY 200, PSY 201 or PSY 202. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

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