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REAL ESTATE (REA)

REA 100 Principles of Real Estate
Examines practical applications of real estate principles. Includes a study of titles, estates, land descriptions, contracts, legal instruments and concepts, real estate mathematics, financing, agency, fair housing, and management of real estate. Lecture 4 hours per week. (4 cr.)

RELIGION (REL)

REL 200 Survey of the Old Testament
Surveys books of the Old Testament, with emphasis on prophetic historical books. Examines the historical and geographical setting and place of the Israelites in the ancient Middle East as background to the writings. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

REL 210 Survey of the New Testament
Surveys books of the New Testament, with special attention upon placing the writings within their historical and geographical setting. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

REL 230 Religions of the World
Introduces the religions of the world with attention to origin, history, and doctrine. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

REL 240 – Religions in America
Surveys various manifestations of religion in the American experience. Emphasizes concepts, problems, and issues of religious pluralism and character of American religious life. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY (SCT)

SCT 111-112 Introduction to Environmental and Science Technology I- II
Introduces the basic sciences which describe our physical environment. Includes the fundamentals of geology, meteorology, physics, chemistry, and biology. Describes basic scientific principles and relates them to natural phenomena and the activities of man. Emphasizes field experiences including techniques and data gathering. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. ( 4 cr.)

SOCIOLOGY (SOC)

SOC 200 Principles of Sociology
Introduces fundamentals of social life. Presents significant research and theory in areas such as culture, social structure, socialization, deviance, social stratification, and social institutions. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

SOC 210 – Survey of Physical and Cultural Anthropology
Examines physical characteristics and lifestyles of human ancestors and present populations. Explores cultures from around the world to study diverse adaptations made by humans. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

SOC 215 Sociology of the Family
Studies topics such as marriage and family in social and cultural context. Addresses the single scene, dating and marriage styles, child-rearing, husband and wife interaction, single parent families, alternative lifestyles. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

SOC 225 – Sociology of Gender
Analyzes influence of major social institutions and socialization in shaping and changing sex roles in contemporary society. Examines differential access to positions of public power and authority for men and women. (3 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week Ability to read in English at the college level. (3 cr.)

SOC 245 Sociology of Aging
Introduces study of aging with special emphasis on later stages of the life cycle. Includes theories of aging, historical and comparative settings, social policy, and future trends of aging. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

SOC 268 Social Problems
Applies sociological concepts and methods to analysis of current social problems. Includes delinquency and crime, mental illness, drug addiction, alcoholism, sexual behavior, population crisis, race relations, family and community disorganization, poverty, automation, wars, and disarmament. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr)

SPANISH (SPA)

SPA 101 – Beginning Spanish I
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic Spanish sentence structure. May include an additional hour of oral drill and practice per week. Part I of II. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (4-5 cr.)

SPA 102 – Beginning Spanish II
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic Spanish sentence structure. May include an additional hour of oral drill and practice per week. Part II of II. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (4-5 cr.)

SPA 163 – Spanish for Health Professionals I
Introduces Spanish to those in the health sciences. Emphasizes oral communication and practical medical vocabulary. May include oral drill and practice. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

SPA 201 – Intermediate Spanish I
Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisite SPA 102 or equivalent. May include oral drill and practice. Part I of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (3-4 cr.)

SPA 202 – Intermediate Spanish II
Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisite SPA 102 or equivalent. May include oral drill and practice. Part II of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (3-4 cr.)

SPA 203-204 Intermediate Spanish I-II
Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Classes conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite SPA 102 or equivalent. May include oral drill and practice. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 cr.)

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT (SDV)

SDV 100 – College Success Skills
Assists students in transition to colleges. Provides overviews of college policies, procedures, curricular offerings. Encourages contacts with other students and staff. Assists students toward college success through information regarding effective study habits, career and academic planning, and other college resources available to students. May include English and Math placement testing. Strongly recommended for beginning students. Required for graduation. Lecture 1-3 hours per week. (1-3 cr.)

SDV 101 Orientation to (Specify the Discipline)
Introduces students to the skills which are necessary to achieve their academic goals, to services offered at the college and to the discipline in which they are enrolled. Covers topics such as services at the college including the learning resources center; counseling, and academic advising; listening, test taking, and study skills; and topical areas which are applicable to their particular discipline. Lecture 1-3 hours per week. (1-3 cr.)

SDV 106 Preparation for Employment
Provides experience in resume writing, preparation of applications, letters of application, and successfully preparing for and completing the job interview. Assists students in identifying their marketable skills and aptitudes. Develops strategies for successful employment search. Assists students in understanding effective human relations techniques and communication skills in job search. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. (1-2 cr.)

SDV 107 Career Education
Surveys career options available to students. Stresses career development and assists in the understanding of self in the world of work. Assists students in applying decision making to career choice. Lecture 1-3 hours per week. (1-3 cr.)

SDV 108 College Survival Skills
Provides an orientation to the college. Introduces study skills, career and life planning. Offers an opportunity to engage in activities aimed at self-discovery. Emphasizes development of “coping skills” such as listening, interpersonal relations, competence, and improved self-concept. Recommended for students enrolled in developmental courses. Lecture 1-3 hours per week. (1-3 cr.)

SDV 110 – Orientation to Teaching As a Profession
Introduces students to a career in teaching and education by allowing students to experience the components of the learner, the school environment and the classroom teaching environment. Utilizes the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow/Teacher Cadet curriculum. Students participate in a 15-hour student teaching internship in a classroom at one of the levels between Kindergarten and grade 9. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 cr.)

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