Course Descriptions

General Usage Courses Section 5.3.0.3 of the Virginia Community College System Policy Manual provides for the use of generic-type courses, for general usage, that apply to multiple curricula and to all disciplines. The college catalog shall include course information (number, title, credits and description) as listed in the Master Course File. More specific titles, credits, and course descriptions may be substituted in published class schedules, to clarify topics and content covered in a given semester.

General usage courses may be repeated for credit, and may include lecture, laboratory, out-of-class study, or a combination thereof.

90, 190, 290 Coordinated Internship (discipline) (1-5 credits) Supervises on-the-job training coordinated by the college in selected business, industrial, or service firms. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours per week.

93, 193, 293 Studies In (discipline) (1-5 credits) Covers new content not offered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods in order to assess the course’s viability as a permanent offering. Variable hours per week. A “Studies in” course is intended as an experimental course to test the viability at a permanent offering. Each offering of the course must be approved by the Chief Academic Officer or designee. An experimental course may be offered twice, after which the course must be approved under the appropriate discipline according to VCCS processes for adding new courses to the Master Course File.

95, 195, 295 Topics In (discipline) (1-5 credits) A “Topics in” course is intended to cover topics of an evolving nature or of short-term importance in the discipline. The course must be approved by the academic VP or designee for a period of up to two years. The Chief Academic Officer or designee may approve an extension covering another two-year period, after which the course must be approved under the appropriate discipline according to VCCS processes for adding new courses to the Master Course File. Variable hours per week.

96,196, 296 On-Site Training (discipline) (1-5 credits) Offers opportunities for career orientation and training without pay in selected businesses and industry. Supervised and coordinated by the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. Variable hours per week.

Policy Approved by State Board for Community Colleges September, 2005. Updated: 05/30/2006 General Usage Courses.

97, 197, 297 Cooperative Education In (discipline) (1-5 credits) Provides on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms. Applies to all career-technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. Variable hours per week.

98, 198, 298 Seminar and Project In (discipline) (1-5 credits) Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objective, and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. Variable hours per week.

99, 199, 299 Supervised Study In (discipline) (1-5 credits) Assigns problems for independent study, outside the normal classroom setting but under the guidance and direction of an instructor. Incorporates prior experience and instruction in the discipline. Variable hours per week.

Exceptions to the credit limit may be granted by the Chief Academic Officer.

The prerequisites listed in the following course descriptions are the minimum prerequisites allowed by the Virginia Community College System. Rappahannock Community College may require additional or different prerequisites from those listed. Please see your academic advisor for clarification.

ACCOUNTING (ACC)

ACC 105 – Office Accounting
Presents practical accounting. Covers the accounting cycle– journals, ledgers, working papers, closing of books–payrolls, financial statements, accounting forms and practical procedures. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ACC 111 – Accounting I
Presents fundamental accounting concepts and principles governing the accounting cycle, journals, ledgers, working papers, and preparation of financial statements for sole proprietorships. A laboratory co-requisite (ACC 113) may be required as identified by the college. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ACC 112 – Accounting II
Covers fundamental accounting concepts and principles governing the accounting cycle, journals, ledgers, working papers, and preparation of financial statements for sole proprietorships. A laboratory co-requisite (ACC 114) may be required as identified by the college. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ACC 124 – Payroll Accounting
Presents accounting systems and methods used in computing and recording payroll to include payroll taxes and compliance with federal and state legislation. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. (2-3 credits)

ACC 134 – Small Business Taxes
Introduces taxes most frequently encountered in business. Includes payroll, sales, property, and income tax. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. (2-3 credits)

ACC 211 – Principles of Accounting I
Presents accounting principles/application to various businesses. Covers the accounting cycle, income determination, and financial reporting. A laboratory co-requisite (ACC 213) may be required as identified by the college. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ACC 212 – Principles of Accounting II
Emphasizes partnerships, corporations and the study of financial analysis. Includes and introduces cost/managerial accounting concepts. Co-requisite (ACC 214) may be required. Prerequisite: ACC 211. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ACC 215 – Computerized Accounting
Introduces the computer in solving accounting problems. Focuses on operation of computers. Presents the accounting cycle and financial statement preparation in a computerized system and other applications for financial and managerial accounting. Prerequisite or corequisite ACC 211 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ACC 231 – Cost Accounting I
Studies cost accounting methods and reporting as applied to job order, process, and standard cost accounting systems. Includes cost control and other topics. Prerequisite: ACC 212 or equivalent. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE (ADJ)

ADJ 100 – Survey of Criminal Justice
Presents an overview of the United States criminal justice system; introduces the major system components-law enforcement, judiciary, and corrections. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 105 – The Juvenile Justice System
Presents the evolution, philosophy, structures and processes of the American juvenile delinquency system; surveys the rights of juveniles, dispositional alternatives, rehabilitation methods and current trends. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 107 – Survey of Criminology
Surveys the volume and scope of crime; considers a variety of theories developed to explain the causation of crime and criminality. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 116 – Special Enforcement Topics
Considers contemporary issues, problems, and controversies in modern law enforcement. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 140 – Introduction to Corrections
Focuses on societal responses to the offender. Traces the evolution of practices based on philosophies of retribution, deterrence, and rehabilitation. Reviews contemporary correctional activities and their relationships to other aspects of the criminal justice system. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 157 – Computer Security
Examines security concerns with access controls, shutdown alternatives, hardware and software protection, and data encryption. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 164 – Case Studies in Murder/Violent Crime
Introduces the student to the investigation of murder and other violent crimes by means of classic case studies and, to the extent feasible, local case files. Includes methodology, strategy and tactics, analysis, relevant law, and future trends. Covers evidentiary techniques and technologies with a primary focus on how critical thinking is applied to serious violent crime. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 201 – Criminology
Studies current and historical data pertaining to criminal and other deviant behavior. Examines theories that explain crime and criminal behavior in human society. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 211 – Criminal Law, Evidence & Procedures I
Teaches the elements of proof for major and common crimes and the legal classification of offenses. Studies the kinds, degrees and admissibility of evidence and its presentation in criminal proceedings with emphasis on legal guidelines for methods and techniques of evidence acquisition. Surveys the procedural requirements from arrest to final disposition in the various American court systems with focus on the Virginia jurisdiction. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 216 – Organized Crime and Corruption
Addresses judicial efforts against and involvement in corruption, drug, vice, and white-collar crimes, both individual and organized. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 212 – Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedures II
Teaches the elements of proof for major and common crimes and the legal classification of offenses. Studies the kinds, degrees and admissibility of evidence and its presentation in criminal proceedings with emphasis on legal guidelines for methods and techniques of evidence acquisition. Surveys the procedural requirements from arrest to final disposition in the various American court systems with focus on the Virginia jurisdiction. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 225 – Courts and the Administration of Justice
Studies court systems with emphasis on the technical procedures required, from incident occurrence to final disposition of the case, noting the applicable principles of civil and criminal law; focuses on Virginia courts, laws, and procedures. Prerequisite ADJ 130 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 227 – Constitutional Law for Justice Personnel
Surveys the basic guarantees of liberty described in the U.S. Constitution and the historical development of these restrictions on government power, primarily through U. S. Supreme Court decisions. Reviews rights of free speech, press, assembly, as well as criminal procedure guarantees (to counsel, jury trial, habeas corpus, etc.) as they apply to the activities of those in the criminal justice system. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 228 – Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs
Surveys the historical and current usage of narcotics and dangerous drugs. Teaches the identification and classification of such drugs and emphasizes the symptoms and effects on their users. Examines investigative methods and procedures utilized in law enforcement efforts against illicit drug usage. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 236 – Principles of Criminal Investigation
Surveys the fundamentals of criminal investigation procedures and techniques. Examines crime scene search, collecting, handling and preserving evidence. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADJ 248 – Probation, Parole, and Treatment
Surveys the philosophy, history, organization, personnel and functioning of traditional and innovative probation and parole programs; considers major treatment models for clients. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT TECHNOLOGY (AST)

AST 101 – Keyboarding I
Teaches the alpha/numeric keyboard with emphasis on correct techniques, speed, and accuracy. Teaches formatting of basic personal and business correspondence, reports and tabulation. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 103) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 credits)

AST 102 – Keyboarding II
Develops keyboarding and document production skills with emphasis on preparation of specialized business documents. Continues skill-building for speed and accuracy. Prerequisite AST 101. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 104) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 credits)

AST 107 – Editing/Proofreading Skills
Develops skills essential to creating and editing business documents. Covers grammar, spelling, diction, punctuation, capitalization, and other usage problems. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

AST 132 – Word Processing I (Specify Software)
Introduces students to a word processing program to create, edit, save and print documents. Lecture 1 hour per week. (1 credit)

AST 133 – Word Processing II (Specify Software)
Presents formatting and editing features of a word processing program. Lecture 1 hour per week. (1 credit)

AST 141 – Word Processing I (Specify Software)
Teaches creating and editing documents, including line and page layouts, columns, fonts, search/replace, cut/ paste, spell/thesaurus, and advanced editing and formatting features of word processing software. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 144) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 cr.)

AST 142 – Word Processing II (Specify Software)
Teaches advanced software applications. Prerequisite AST 141 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 145) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 cr.)

AST 147 – Introduction to Presentation Software (Specify Software) Introduces presentation options including slides, transparencies, and other forms of presentations. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

AST 150 – Desktop Publishing I (Specify Software)
Presents desktop publishing features including page layout and design, font selection, and use of graphic images. Lecture 1 hour per week. (1 credit)

AST 232 – Microcomputer Office Applications
Teaches production of business documents using word processing, databases, and spreadsheets. Emphasizes document production to meet business and industry standard. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 233) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 cr.)

AST 236 – Specialized Software Applications
Teaches specialized integrated software applications on the microcomputer. Emphasizes document production to meet business and industry standards. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 237) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 credits)

AST 238 – Word Processing Advanced Operations
Teaches advanced word processing features including working with merge files, macros, and graphics; develops competence in the production of complex documents. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 239) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 credits)

AST 243 – Office Administration I
Develops an understanding of the administrative support role and the skills necessary to provide organizational and technical support in a contemporary office setting. Emphasizes the development of critical-thinking, problem-solving, and job performance skills in a business office environment. Prerequisite AST 101. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

AST 244 – Office Administration II
Enhances skills necessary to provide organizational and technical support in a contemporary office setting. Emphasizes administrative and supervisory role of the office professional. Includes travel and meeting planning, office budgeting and financial procedures, international issues, and career development. Prerequisite AST 243 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

AST 253 – Advanced Desktop Publishing I
Introduces specific desktop publishing software. Teaches document layout and design, fonts, type styles, style sheets, and graphics. Prerequisite AST 101 or equivalent and experience in using a word processing package. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 255) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 credits)

AST 260 – Presentation Software
Teaches creation of slides including use of text, clip art, and graphs. Includes techniques for enhancing presentations with on-screen slide show as well as printing to transparencies and handouts. Incorporates use of sound and video clips. A laboratory co-requisite (AST 261) may be required. Lecture 2-4 hours per week. (2-4 credits)

A/C AND REFRIGERATION (AIR)

AIR 111 – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Controls I
Presents electron theory, magnetism, Ohm’s Law, resistance, current flow, instruments for electrical measurement, A.C. motors, power distribution controls and their application. Part I of II. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (2-3 credits)

AIR 116 – Duct Construction and Maintenance
Presents duct materials including sheet metal, aluminum, and fiber glass. Explains development of duct systems, layout methods, safety hand tools, cutting and shaping machines, fasteners and fabrication practices. Includes duct fittings, dampers and regulators, diffusers, heater and air washers, fans, insulation, and ventilating hoods. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (2-3 credits)

AIR 121 – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration I
Studies refrigeration theory, characteristics of refrigerants, temperature, and pressure, tools and equipment, soldering, brazing, refrigeration systems, system components, compressors, evaporators, metering devices. Presents charging and evaluation of systems and leak detection. Explores servicing the basic system. Explains use and care of oils and additives and troubleshooting of small commercial systems. Part I of II. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

AIR 134-135 – Circuits and Controls I-II
Presents circuit diagrams for air conditioning units, reading and drawing of circuit diagrams, types of electrical controls. Includes analysis of air conditioning circuits, components, analysis and characteristics of circuits and controls, testing and servicing. Introduces electricity for air conditioning which includes circuit elements, direct current circuits and motors, single and three-phase circuits and motors, power distribution systems, and protective devices. Studies the electron and its behavior in passive and active circuits and components. Demonstrates electronic components and circuits as applied to air conditioning system. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-9 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

AIR 154-155 – Heating Systems I-II
Introduces types of fuels and their characteristics of combustion; types, components and characteristics of burners, and burner efficiency analyzers. Studies forced air heating systems including troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and servicing. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-8 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

AIR 165-166 – Air Conditioning Systems I-II
Introduces comfort survey, house construction, load calculations, types of distribution systems, and equipment selection. Introduces designing, layout, installing and adjusting of duct systems, job costs, and bidding of job. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

AIR 171-172 – Refrigeration I-II
Introduces basic principles of refrigeration. Includes refrigeration systems, cycles, and use and care of refrigeration tools. Studies shop techniques including soldering, brazing, leak testing, tube testing, tube bending, flaring, and swaging. Analyzes mechanical (vapor compression) systems. Assembles and repairs them including evacuating, charring, testing, and electrical repairs. Introduces advanced troubleshooting and repairs for domestic, commercial and industrial units. Includes medium, low, and ultra-low temperature systems of the single and multiple unit types. Includes equipment selection, system balancing, and installation procedures. Lecture 4-6 hours. Laboratory 6-9 hours. Total 10-15 hours per week. (6-9 cr.)

AIR 235 – Heat Pumps
Studies theory and operation of reverse cycle refrigeration including supplementary heat as applied to heat pump systems, including service, installation and maintenance. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

AIR 238 – Advanced Troubleshooting and Service
Presents advanced service techniques on wide variety of equipment used in refrigeration, air conditioning, and phases of heating and ventilation and controls Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL)

ASL 101-102 – American Sign Language I-II
Introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) used by the Deaf Community, including basic vocabulary, syntax, finger spelling, and grammatical non-manual signals. Focuses on communicative competence. Develops gestural skills as a foundation for ASL enhancement. Introduces cultural knowledge and increases understanding of the Deaf Community. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ASL 125 – History & Culture of the Deaf Community I
Presents an overview of various aspects of Deaf Culture, including educational and legal issues. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ASL 201 – American Sign Language III
Develops vocabulary, conversational competence, and grammatical knowledge with a total immersion approach. Introduces increasingly complex grammatical aspects including those unique to ASL. Discusses culture and literature. Contact with the Deaf Community is encouraged to enhance linguistic and cultural knowledge. Part I of II. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ASL 202 – American Sign Language IV
Develops vocabulary, conversational competence, and grammatical knowledge with a total immersion approach. Introduces increasingly complex grammatical aspects including those unique to ASL. Discusses culture and literature. Contact with the Deaf Community is encouraged to enhance linguistic and cultural knowledge. Part II of II. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 1-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ART (ART)

ART 100 – Art Appreciation
Introduces art from prehistoric times to the present day. Describes architectural styles, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and painting techniques. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ART 101-102 – History & Appreciation of Art I-II
Presents the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture, and painting. Begins with prehistoric art and follows the development of western civilization to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ART 105 – Art in World Culture
Approaches the visual arts conceptually rather than historically. Develops a non-technical understanding of spatial arts such as architecture and industrial design. Includes painting, sculpture, and graphics. (3 credits)

ART 121-122 – Drawing I-II
Develops basic drawing skills and understanding of visual language through studio instruction/ lecture. Introduces concepts such as proportion, space, perspective, tone and composition as applied to still life, landscape and the figure. Uses drawing media such as pencil, charcoal, ink wash and color media. Includes field trips and gallery assignments as appropriate. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ART 125 – Introduction to Painting
Introduces study of color, composition and painting techniques. Places emphasis on experimentation and enjoyment of oil and/or acrylic paints and the fundamentals of tools and materials. Lecture 2 hours. Studio instruction 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 credits)

ART 221 – Drawing III
Introduces advanced concepts and techniques of drawing as applied to the figure, still life and landscape. Gives additional instruction in composition, modeling, space and perspective. Encourages individual approaches to drawing. Part I of II. Lecture 1-2 hours. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ART 243-244 – Watercolor I-II
Presents abstract and representational painting in watercolor with emphasis on design, color, composition, technique and value. Prerequisite ART 131, or divisional approval. Lecture (1-2 credits)

BROADCASTING (BCS)

BCS 110 – Fundamentals in Video Production
Studies the use of video equipment and the application of production techniques and aesthetics in electronic media, and develops fundamental production skills through hands on experience with cameras, video tape records, video switcher, graphic computers, and lighting instruments. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

BCS 115 – Audio Production for Electronic Media
Studies the use of audio equipment and the application of production techniques and aesthetics in electronic media, and develops production skills through hands-on experience with mixing boards, tape recorders, compact disc players, cart machines and microphones. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

BCS 130 – Media Performance
Studies electronic media announcing techniques, including phonetics, pronunciation, enunciation, and modes of articulatory expression. Provides practical experience through performance exercises. Prerequisite: BCS 115. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 credits)

BCS 230 – Advanced Video Production
Studies advanced video production techniques and aesthetics in electronic media, production planning, and producer/director responsibilities; develops advanced production skills through hands-on experience with video equipment and directing skills through student directed video productions. Prerequisite: BCS 125. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week. (4 credits)

BCS 297 – Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college’s cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/ work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. (1-5 credits)

BIOLOGY (BIO)

BIO 101-102 – General Biology I-II
Explores fundamental characteristics of living matter from the molecular level to the ecological community with emphasis on general biological principles. Introduces the diversity of living organisms, their structure, function and evolution. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

BIO 141 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (4 credits)

BIO 142 – Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Integrates anatomy and physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Integrates concepts of chemistry, physics, and pathology. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (4 credits)

BIO 205 – General Microbiology
Examines morphology, genetics, physiology, ecology, and control of microorganisms. Emphasizes application of microbiological techniques to selected fields. Prerequisites one year of college biology and one year of college chemistry or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

BIO 220 – Immunology
Provides students with and in-depth understanding of the mammalian immune system. Students begin with a detailed study of the immune system components and move on to an integrated look at the immune response with respect to clinical applications and human health. Prerequisites: BIO 101 or equivalent and BIO 150 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

BIO 256 – General Genetics
Explores the principles of genetics ranging from classical Mendelian inheritance to the most recent advances in the biochemical nature and function of the gene. Includes experimental design and statistical analysis. Prerequisite BIO 101-102 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

BIO 270 – General Ecology
Studies interrelationships between organisms and their natural and cultural environments with emphasis on populations, communities, and ecosystems. Prerequisite BIO 101-102 or divisional approval. Lecture 2-3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-9 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

BIO 275 Marine Ecology
Applies ecosystem concepts to marine habitats. Includes laboratory and field work. Prerequisite BIO 101-102 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hour. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

BIO 278 – Coastal Ecology
Investigates beach, saltmarsh, and estuarine ecosystems including the effects of chemical, geological, and physical factors upon the distribution of organisms. Discusses the effects of pollution and human manipulation of the coastline. Includes observation and identification of coastal plants and animals, and analysis of the dynamics of coastal community structure and function in a field-based setting. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 credits)

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION (BUS)

BUS 100 – Introduction to Business
Presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework. Introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance, and risk management. Develops business vocabulary. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

BUS 111 – Principles of Supervision I
Teaches the fundamentals of supervision, including the primary responsibilities of the supervisor. Introduces factors relating to the work of supervisor and subordinates. Covers aspects of leadership, job management, work improvement, training and orientation, performance evaluation, and effective employee/supervisor relationships. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits) Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

BUS 116 – Entrepreneurship
Presents the various steps considered necessary when going into business. Includes areas such as product-service analysis, market research evaluation, setting up books, ways to finance startup, operations of the business, development of business plans, buyouts versus starting from scratch, and franchising. Uses problems and cases to demonstrate implementation of these techniques. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

BUS 117 – Leadership Development
Covers interpersonal relations in hierarchical structures. Examines the dynamics of teamwork, motivation, handling change and conflict and how to achieve positive results through others. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

BUS 149 – Workplace Ethics
Provides a broad overview of ethics in the modern day business world including workforce skill building and self-awareness through group discussions. Discusses workplace topics such as diversity, substance abuse, hiring and firing and workplace practices, appropriate dress, communication, business ethics, and interviewing. Lecture 1 hour per week. (1 credit)

BUS 165 – Small Business Management
Identifies management concerns unique to small businesses. Introduces the requirements necessary to initiate a small business, and identifies the elements comprising a business plan. Presents information establishing financial and administrative controls, developing a marketing strategy, managing business operations, and the legal and government relationships specific to small businesses. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

BUS 200 – Principles of Management
Teaches management and the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and con-trolling. Focuses on application of management principles to realistic situations managers encounter as they attempt to achieve organizational objectives. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

BUS 201 – Organizational Behavior
Presents a behavioral oriented course combining the functions of management with the psychology of leading and managing people. Focuses on the effective use of human resources through understanding human motivation and behavior patterns, conflict management and resolution, group functioning and process, the psychology of decision-making, and the importance of recognizing and managing change. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

BUS 205 – Human Resource Management
Introduces employment, selection, and placement of personnel, forecasting, job analysis, job descriptions, training methods and programs, employee evaluation systems, compensation, benefits, and labor relations. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits) BUS 220 – Introduction to Business Statistics Introduces statistics as a tool in decision-making. Emphasizes ability to collect, present, and analyze data. Employs measures of central tendency and dispersion, statistical inference, index numbers, probability theory, and time series analysis. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

BUS 226 – Computer Business Applications
Provides a practical application of software packages, including spreadsheets, word processing, database management, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of programs in accounting techniques, word processing, and management science application. Prerequisite: keyboarding competence. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (3 credits)

BUS 236 – Communication in Management
Introduces the functions of communication in management with emphasis on gathering, organizing, and transmitting facts and ideas. Teaches the basic techniques of effective oral and written communication. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

BUS 240 – Introduction to Business Law
Presents an introduction to the American legal system, including an overview of the courts, civil and criminal law. Develops an in-depth understanding of contracts, agency law, and business organizations. Also includes an overview of property, UCC Sales, and Commercial Paper. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

BUS 241 – Business Law I
Develops a basic understanding of the US business legal environment. Introduces property and contract law, agency and partnership liability, and government regulatory law. Students will be able to apply these legal principles to landlord/tenant disputes, consumer rights issues, employment relationships, and other business transactions. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

BUS 265 – Ethical Issues in Management
Examines the legal, ethical, and social responsibilities of management. May use cases to develop the ability to think and act responsibly. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

BUS 270 – Interpersonal Dynamics in the Business Organization
Focuses on intra-and interpersonal effectiveness in the business organization. Includes topics such as planning and running effective meetings, networking and politicking, coaching and mentoring, making effective and ethical decisions, developing interpersonal skills that are essential to effective managers, and to improve skills in verbal, non-verbal, and written communication. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

BUS 285 – Current Issues in Management
Designed as a capstone course for management majors, the course is designed to provide an integrated perspective of the current issues and trends in business management. Contemporary issues will be explored in a highly participatory class environment. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

CHEMISTRY (CHM)

CHM 101-102 – General Chemistry I-II
Emphasizes experimental and theoretical aspects of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry. Discusses general chemistry concepts as they apply to issues within our society and environment. Designed for the non-science major. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

CHM 111-112 – College Chemistry I-II
Explores the fundamental laws, theories, and mathematical concepts of chemistry. Designed primarily for science and engineering majors. Requires a strong background in mathematics. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

CHM 129-130 – Chemistry for a Sustainable World I-II
Studies sustainability and Green Science using a chemical perspective. Explores basic chemical concepts in or of matter, energy, technology, products, practices, toxicity, air, water quality, environment, and public policy issues. Examines renewable, non-renewable energy generation and storage. Studies economical and health benefits of eliminating chemical toxicity and waste. Part I of II. Lecture 3, lab 3 hours per week. Credits: 4 Lecture hours: 3 Laboratory hours: 3 Contact Hours: 6. (4 credits)

CHM 241 – Organic Chemistry I
Introduces fundamental chemistry of carbon compounds, including structures, physical properties, syntheses, and typical reactions. Emphasizes reaction mechanisms. Part I of II Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): CHM 112, (3 credits)

CHM 242 – Organic Chemistry II
Introduces fundamental chemistry of carbon compounds, including structures, physical properties, syntheses, and typical reactions. Emphasizes reaction mechanisms. Part II of II. (3 credits). Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite(s): CHM 241,  (Corequisite CHM 244). (3 credits)

CHM 243 – Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Is taken concurrently with CHM 241 and CHM242. Part I of II. Laboratory 3 hours per week. (1 credit)

CHM 244 – Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Is taken concurrently with CHM 241 and CHM 242. Part II of II. Laboratory 3 hours per week. (1 credit)

CHM 260 – Introductory Biochemistry
Explores fundamentals of biological chemistry. Includes study of macromolecules, metabolic pathways, and biochemical genetics. Prerequisite CHM 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING (CAD)

CAD 201 – Computer Aided Drafting and Design I
Teaches computer-aided drafting concepts and equipment designed to develop a general under-standing of components of a typical CAD system and its operation. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 201 and DRF 201.) Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

CAD 202 – Computer Aided Drafting and Design II
Teaches production drawings and advanced operations in computer aided drafting. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 202 and DRF 202.) Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

CAD 238 – Computer Aided Modeling and Rendering I
Focuses on training students in the contemporary techniques of 3D modeling, rendering, and animation on the personal computer. Introduces the principles of visualization, sometimes known as photo-realism, which enables the student to create presentation drawings for both architectural and industrial product design. Uses computer animation to produce walk-throughs that will bring the third dimension to architectural designs. Part I of II. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 238 and DRF 238.) Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week. (2-3 credits)

CAD 239 – Computer Aided Modeling and Rendering II
Focuses on training students in the contemporary techniques of 3D modeling, rendering, and animation on the personal computer. Introduces the principles of visualization, sometimes known as photo-realism, which enables the student to create presentation drawings for both architectural and industrial product design. Uses computer animation to produce walk-throughs that will bring the third dimension to architectural designs. Part II of II. (Credit will not be awarded for both CAD 239 and DRF 239.) Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week. (2-3 credits)

CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (CHD)

CHD 118 – Language Arts for Young Children
Emphasizes the early development of children’s language and literacy skills. Presents techniques and methods for supporting all aspects of early literacy. Surveys children’s literature, and examines elements of promoting oral literacy, print awareness, phonological awareness, alphabetic principle, quality storytelling and story reading. Addresses strategies for intervention and support for exceptional children and English Language Learners. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level. (3 credits)

CHD 120 – Introduction to Early Childhood Education
Introduces early childhood development through activities and experiences in nursery, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and primary programs. Investigates classroom organization and procedures, and use of classroom time and materials, approaches to education for young children, professionalism, and curricular procedures. Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

CHD 121-122 – Childhood Educational Development I-II
Focuses attention on the observable characteristics of children from birth through adolescence. Concentrates on cognitive, physical, social, and emotional changes that occur. Emphasizes the relationship between development and child’s interactions with parents, siblings, peers, and teachers. Lecture 3 hours per week (3 credits)

CHD 125 – Creative Activities for Children
Prepares individuals to work with young children in the arts and other creative age-appropriate activities. Investigates effective classroom experiences and open-ended activities. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (3 credits)

CHD 165 – Observation and Participation in Early Childhood / Primary Settings
Focuses on observation as the primary method for gathering information about children in early childhood settings. Emphasizes development of skills in the implementation of a range of observation techniques. May be taken again for credit. One hour seminar, 4 hours field placement. Total 5 hours per week. Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level. (3 credits)

CHD 210 – Introduction to Exceptional Children
Reviews the history of and legal requirements for providing intervention and educational services for young children with special needs. Studies the characteristics of children with a diverse array of needs and developmental abilities. Explores concepts of early intervention, inclusion, guiding behavior and adapting environments to meet children’s needs. Lecture 3 hours per week. Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level. (3 credits)

CHINESE (CHI)

CHI 101 – Beginning Chinese I
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills; emphasizes basic Chinese sentence structure. Prerequisite: CHI 101 for CHI 102. Part I of II. Lecture 5 hours per week. (5 credits)

CHI 102 – Beginning Chinese II
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills; emphasizes basic Chinese sentence structure. Prerequisite: CHI 101 for CHI 102. Part II of II. Lecture 5 hours per week. (5 credits)

CHI 201 – Conversational Chinese (Mandarin) I
Offers intensive practice in comprehending and speaking Chinese, with emphasis on developing structure and fluency. Prerequisite CHI 102. Part I of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

CHI 202 – Conversational Chinese (Mandarin) II
Offers intensive practice in comprehending and speaking Chinese, with emphasis on developing structure and fluency. Prerequisite CHI 102. Part II of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

COMMUNICATION STUDIES AND THEATER (CST)

CST 100 – Principles of Public Speaking
Applies theory and principles of public address with emphasis on preparation and delivery. Lecture 3 hour per week. (3 credits)

CST 110 – Introduction to Communication
Examines the elements affecting speech communication at the individual, small group, and public communication levels with emphasis on practice of communication at each level. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. (2-3 credits)

CST 130 – Introduction to the Theatre
Surveys the principles of drama, the development of theatre production, and selected plays to ac-quaint the student with various types of theatrical presentations. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

DRAFTING (DRF)

DRF 111-112 – Technical Drafting I-II
Introduces technical drafting from the fundamentals through advanced drafting practices. Teaches lettering, metric construction, technical sketching, orthographic projection, sections, intersections, development, fasteners, theory and applications of dimensioning and tolerances. Includes pictorial drawing, and preparation of working and detailed drawings. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 3-7 hours per week. (2-3 credits)

DRF 155 – Fundamentals of Architectural Drafting
Introduces fundamentals of architectural drafting and planning of functional buildings. Presents architectural lettering, symbols, and dimensioning, and working drawings including site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections, and details. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 credits)

DRF 160 – Machine Blueprint Reading
Introduces interpreting of various blueprints and working drawings. Applies basic principles and techniques such as visualization of an object, orthographic projection, technical sketching and drafting terminology. Requires outside preparation. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

DRF 231 – Computer Aided Drafting I
Teaches computer aided drafting concepts and equipment designed to develop a general under-standing of components and operate a typical CAD system. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (2-3 credits)

DRF 232 – Computer Aided Drafting II
Teaches advanced operation in computer aided drafting. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (2-3 credits)

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 credits)

ECO 110 – Consumer Economics
Fosters understanding of American economic system and the individual’s role as a consumer. Emphasizes application of economic principles to practical problems encountered. Alerts students to opportunities, dangers, and alternatives of consumers. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

EDUCATION (EDU)

EDU 114 – Driver Task Analysis
Introduces the “driver task” as related to the highway transportation system and factors that influences performance ability. Prepares students so they may be eligible to take certification exams for driving school instructors in both public and private schools. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. Prerequisite: Must be eligible for ENG 03 and 05 or ESL 13. (3 credits)

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 credits) 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 credits)

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 credits)

EDU 214 – Instructional Principles of Driver Education
Analyzes rules and regulations that govern the conduct of Driver Education programs with special emphasis on organization and administration. Includes uses in the classroom, driving range and on the street. Prepares students so they may be eligible to take the state certification exam in driver education. Prerequisite: EDU 114. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week. (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits) Part I of III. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 class-room 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 credits)

EDU 280 – Technology Standards for Teachers
Provides K-12 classroom teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill the Common-wealth 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 credits)

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 credits)

EDU 287 – Instructional Design for Online Learning
Prepares educators to design online courses that encourage active learning and student participation. Focuses on instructional design practices including the development of content tied to learning objectives and a peer-based approach to evaluating courses. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

EDU 295 – 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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

ETR 115 – D.C. and A.C. Circuits
Studies current flow in direct and alternating current circuits with emphasis upon practical problems. Reviews mathematics used in circuit calculations. Introduces concepts of resistance, capacitance, inductance and magnetism. Focuses on electronics/circuits application. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

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 credits)

ETR 144 – Devices and Applications II
Teaches theory of active devices and circuits such as diodes, power supplies, transistors (BJTs), amplifiers and their parameters, FETs, and operational amplifiers. May include UJTs, oscillators, RF amplifiers, thermionic devices and others. Corequisite: knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory or permission of instructor. Part II of II. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

ETR 263 – Microprocessor Application
Provides an intensive study of fundamentals of microprocessors including architecture, internal operations, memory, I/O devices, machine level programming and interfacing. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credit)

EMS 101 – EMS First Responder
Provides education in the provision of emergency medical care for persons such as Police, non-EMS Fire personnel, industrial personnel and the general public who are likely to be the first medically trained personnel on the scene of an injury or illness. Meets current Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services curriculum for First Responder. Equivalent to HLT 119. Lecture 3 hour per week. (3 credits)

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 credits)

EMS 113 – Emergency Medical Technician-Basic II
Continues preparation of student for certification as a Virginia and/or National Registry EMT-Ba-sic. 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 credits)

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 credit)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credit)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credit) 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 credit)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

ENG 217 – Creative Writing – Poetry I
Introduces the fundamentals and techniques of writing poetry. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ENG 236 – Introduction to the Short Story
Examines selected short stories emphasizing the history of the genre. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours. (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

ENG 271-272 – The Works of Shakespeare I-II
Examines selected works of Shakespeare. Involves critical reading and writing. Prerequisite ENG 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits), Lecture 8, Contact Hours 8 Qualifying placement test score. (8 credits)

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 credits), 4 Lecture, 4 Contact Hours Qualifying placement test score. (4 credits)

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 credits), Lecture 2, Contact Hours 2, Qualifying placement score. Co-Enrollment in a college-level English course. (2 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 de-formation. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

GOL 106 – Historical Geology
Traces the evolution of the earth and life through time. Presents scientific theories of the origin of the earth and life and interprets rock and fossil record. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

GOL 110 – Earth Science
Examines the dynamics of the earth and its relation to the solar system. Applies the principles of geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy in a multi- disciplinary science environment. Stresses the effects of geologic processes on the environment. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

GERMAN (GER)

GER 101-102 – Beginning German I-II
Introduces understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills and emphasizes basic German sentence structures. Part I of II. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour oral practice per week. (4-5 credits)

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

HEALTH (HLT)

HLT 116 – Introduction to Personal Wellness Concepts
Introduces students to the dimensions of wellness including the physical, emotional, environmental, spiritual, occupational, and social components. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. (2-3 credits) HLT 121 – Introduction to Drug Use & Abuse Explores the use and abuse of drugs in contemporary society with emphasis upon sociological, physiological, and psychological effects of drugs. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HLT 143 – Medical Terminology*
Provides an understanding of medical abbreviations and terms. Includes the study of prefixes, suffixes, word stems, and technical terms with emphasis on proper spelling, pronunciation, and usage. Emphasizes more complex skills and techniques in understanding medical terminology. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)
*Does not meet HLT/PE requirement for degree and certificate programs.

HLT 200 – Human Sexuality
Provides a basic understanding of human sexuality. Includes anatomy, physiology, pregnancy, family planning, venereal diseases, and sexual variations. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits) HLT 215 – Personal Stress & Stress Management Provides a basic understanding of stress and its physical, psychological, and social effects. Includes the relationships between stress and change, self-evaluation, sources of stress, and current coping skills for handling stress. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. (2-3 credits)

HLT 230 – Principles of Nutrition & Human Development
Teaches the relationship between nutrition and human development. Emphasizes nutrients, balanced diet, weight control, and the nutritional needs of an individual. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HLT 250 – General Pharmacology*
Emphasizes general pharmacology for the health related professions covering general principles of drug actions/reactions, major drug classes, specific agent within each class, and routine mathematical calculations needed to determine desired dosages. Lecture 2-3 hours per week. (2-3 credits)
*Does not meet HLT/PE requirement for degree and certificate programs.

HISTORY (HIS)

HIS 101-102 – History of Western Civilization I-II
Examines the development of western civilization from ancient times to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HIS 111-112 – History of World Civilization I-II
Surveys Asian, African, Latin American, and European civilizations from the ancient period to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HIS 121-122 – United States History I-II
Surveys United States history from its beginning to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HIS 127 – Women in American History
Studies the role of women and attitudes toward women in American society from colonial times to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HIS 141-142 – African-American History I-II
Surveys the history of black Americans from their African origins to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HIS 155 – Life in Colonial Virginia
Studies life in Virginia before the American Revolution, including politics, economics, customs, culture, and the slave plantation system. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HIS 188 – Field Survey Techniques for Archeology
Provides an introduction to basic field techniques used in surveying archaeological and architectural sites. Emphasizes hands-on experience in both classroom and field work. Includes methods to identify and record archaeological sites and standing structures, to nominate sites to the National Register of Historic Places, to address relevant preservation laws, to preserve, mark, and catalogue artifacts in the laboratory. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HIS 205 – Local History
Studies the history of the local community and/or region. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HIS 225-226 – Topics in European History I-II
Examines selected topics in the history of Europe from ancient times to the present. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HIS 253 – History of Asian Civilizations I
Surveys the civilizations of Asia from their origins to the present. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HIS 267 – The Second World War
Examines causes and consequences of the Second World War. Includes the rise of totalitarianism, American neutrality, military developments, the home fronts, diplomacy, and the decision to use the atomic bomb. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HIS 268 – The American Constitution
Analyzes the origin and development of the United States Constitution. Includes the evolution of civil liberties, property rights, contracts, due process, judicial review, federal-state relationships, and corporate-government relations. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HIS 281 – 282 – History of Virginia I & II
Examines the cultural, political, and economic history of the Commonwealth from its beginning to the present. Part I and II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HOTEL-RESTAURANT INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT (HRI)

HRI 106 – Principles of Culinary Arts I
Introduces the fundamental principles of food preparation and basic culinary procedures. Stresses the use of proper culinary procedures combined with food science, proper sanitation, standards of quality for food items that are made, and proper use and care of kitchen equipment. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 1-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3 credits)

HRI 115 – Food Service Managers Sanitation Certification
Presents an accelerated survey of principles and applications of sanitary food service, designed to promote the skills of managers in food service establishments licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia. (Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate of achievement is awarded by the Educational Foundation of the National Restaurant Association and the student’s name is entered in the Foundation Registry.) Lecture 1 hour per week. (1 credit)

HRI 128 – Principles of Baking
Instructs the student in the preparation of breads, pastries, baked desserts, candies, frozen confections, and sugar work. Applies scientific principles and techniques of baking. Promotes the knowledge/skills required to prepare baked items, pastries and confections. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 credits)

HRI 145 – Garde Manger
Studies garde manger, the art of decorative cold food preparation and presentation. Provides a detailed practical study of cold food preparation and artistic combination and display of cold foods. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 credits)

HRI 154 – Principles of Hospitality Management
Presents basic understanding of the hospitality industry by tracing the industry’s growth and development, reviewing the organization and management of lodging, food, and beverage operations, and focusing on industry opportunities and future trends. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HRI 197 – Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college’s cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/ work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. (1-5 credits)

HRI 206 – International Cuisine
Introduces the concepts of cultural differences and similarities and the preparation of the food specialties of the major geographical areas of the world. Focuses on emerging cuisines as they become popular. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 credits)

HRI 207 – American Regional Cuisine
Studies the distinct regional cooking styles of America and its neighbors. Emphasizes the indigenous ingredients as well as the cultural aspect of each region’s cooking style. Includes the preparation of the various regional foods. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 credits)

HRI 218 – Fruit, Vegetable, and Starch Preparation
Instructs the student in the preparation of fruits, vegetables, grains, cereals, legumes and farinaceous products. Promotes the knowledge/skills necessary to prepare menu items from fruits, vegetables, and their byproducts, and to select appropriate uses as meal components. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 credits)

HRI 219 – Stock, Soup, and Sauce Preparation
Instructs the student in the preparation of stocks, soups, and sauces. Promotes the knowledge/skills to prepare stocks, soups, and sauces, and to select appropriate uses as meal components. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. (3 credits)

HRI 255 – Human Resources Management & Training for Hospitality & Tourism
Prepares the students for interviewing, training and developing employees. Covers management skills (technical, human, and conceptual) and leadership. Covers the establishment and use of effective training and evaluative tools to improve productivity. Emphasizes staff and customer relations. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

HUMANITIES (HUM)

HUM 100 – Survey of the Humanities
Introduces the humanities through the art, literature, music, and philosophy of various cultures and historical periods. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DATABASE PROCESSING (ITD)

ITD 110 – Web Page Design
Stresses a working knowledge of web site designs, construction, and management using HTML or XHTML. Includes headings, lists, links, images, image maps, tables, forms, and frames. Prerequisite: Recommended ITE 115. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITD 112 – Designing Web Page Graphics
Explores the creation of digital graphics for web design. Includes basic design elements such as color and layout will be explored utilizing a computer graphics program(s). Prerequisite: Recommended ITD 110. (3-4 credits)

ITD 120 – Design Concepts for Mobile Applications
Provides skills for designing both Web-based and stand-alone applications for wireless devices. Details discussions of the needs for applications including mobile phones and a range of rich hand-held devices such as PDA’s. Emphasizes the importance of usability, accessibility, optimization and performance to create fast-loading business enterprise applications and games. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITD 210 – Web Page Design II
Incorporates advanced techniques in web site planning, design, usability, accessibility, advanced site management, and maintenance utilizing web editor software(s). Prerequisite: Recommended ITD 110. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITD 212 – Interactive Web Design
Provides techniques in interactive design concepts to create cross-platform, low-bandwidth animations utilizing a vector based application. Emphasizes the importance of usability, accessibility, optimization and performance. Prerequisite: Recommended ITD 110. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIALS (ITE)

ITE 100 – Introduction to Information Systems
Covers the fundamentals of computers and computing and topics which include impact of computers on society, ethical issues, and terminology. Provides discussion about available hardware and software as well as their application. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITE 115 – Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
Covers computer concepts and internet skills, and uses a software suite which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to demonstrate skills. Recommended prerequisite keyboarding skills. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITE 119 – Information Literacy
Presents the information literacy core competencies focusing on the use of information technology skills. Skills and knowledge will be developed in database searching, computer applications, information security and privacy, and intellectual property issues. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

ITE 120 – Principles of Information Systems
Provides an overview of the fundamentals of computer information systems. Focuses on the role of computers in business today including hardware, software, analysis, design and implementation of information systems. Includes an introduction to computer ethics, and business and personal security. Exposes students to techniques used in programming and system development. Utilizes a hands-on component for spreadsheets, databases, and web design applications. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITE 127 – Microcomputer Software: Beginning Windows
Imparts first-time users with sufficient information to make practical use of the Windows soft-ware package. Presents the basics of the features and applications included in the Windows operating system package. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

ITE 130 – Introduction to Internet Services
Provides students with a working knowledge of Internet terminology and services including e-mail, WWW browsing, search engines, ftp, file compression, and other services using a variety of software packages. Provides instruction for basic web page construction. Lecture 3-4 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITE 140 – Spreadsheet Software
Covers the use of spreadsheet software to create spreadsheets with formatted cells and cell ranges, control pages, multiple sheets, charts, and macros. Topics include type and edit text in a cell, enter data on multiple worksheets, work with formulas and functions, create charts, pivot tables, and styles, insert headers and footers, and filter data. Covers MOS Excel objectives. Lecture 3-4 hours. Lab 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITE 160 – Introduction to e-Commerce
Studies the culture and demographics of the Internet, on-line business strategies and the hard-ware and software tools necessary for Internet commerce. Includes the identification of appropriate target segments, the development of product opportunities, pricing structures, distribution channels over the Internet, and the execution of marketing strategy in computer- mediated environments. Presents case histories of successful Web applications. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITE 170 – Multimedia Software
Explores technical fundamentals of creating multimedia projects with related hardware and software. Students will learn to manage resources required for multimedia production and evaluation and techniques for selection of graphics and multimedia software. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITE 215 – Advanced Computer Applications and Integration
Incorporates advanced computer concepts including the integration of a software suite. Pre-requisite: ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY NETWORKING (ITN)

ITN 101 – Introduction to Network Concepts
Provides instruction in networking media, physical and logical topologies, common networking standards and popular networking protocols. Emphasizes the TCP/IP protocol suite and related IP addressing schemes, including CIDR. Includes selected topics in network implementation, support and LAN/WAN connectivity. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITN 106 – Microcomputer Operating Systems
Teaches use of operating system utilities and multiple-level directory structures, creation of batch files, and configuration of microcomputer environments. May include a study of graphical user interfaces. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITN 107 – Personal Computer Hardware and Troubleshooting
Includes specially designed instruction to give a student a basic knowledge of hardware and soft-ware configurations. Includes the installation of various peripheral devices as well as basic system hardware components. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITN 150 – Networking Fundamentals and Introductory Routing — Cisco
Contains an introduction to the functions of layer of the OSI reference model, data link and network addresses, data encapsulation, different classes of IP addresses and subletting, and the functions of the TCP/IP network-layer protocols. Includes features of the Cisco IOS software, including login, content-sensitive help, command history and editing, loading software, configuring and verifying IP addresses, preparing the initial configuration of a router, and adding routing protocols to the router configuration. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITN 251 – Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (ISCW) — Cisco
Provides the skills and knowledge to secure and expand the reach of the enterprise network to teleworkers and remote sites, focusing on remote access security and VPN client configuration. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITN 260 – Network Security Basics
Provides instruction in the basics of network security in depth. Includes security objectives, security architecture, security models and security layers; risk management, network security policy, and security training. Includes the five security keys, confidentiality integrity, availability, accountability and auditability. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMMING (ITP)

ITP 120 – Java Programming I
Entails instruction in fundamentals of object-oriented programming using Java. Emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of console and graphical user interface applications. Prerequisite: Recommended ITP 100 or ITP 102. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITP 130 – C Programming I
Stresses instruction in fundamentals of structured programming using C. Emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of console applications. Prerequisite: Recommended ITP 100 or ITP 102. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITP 132 – C++ Programming I
Centers instruction in fundamentals of object-oriented programming and design using C++. Emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of C++ applications. Prerequisite: Recommended ITP 100 or ITP 102. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITP 136 – C# Programming I
Presents instruction in fundamentals of object-oriented programming and design using C#. Emphasizes program construction, algorithm development, coding, debugging, and documentation of applications within the .NET framework. Prerequisite: Recommended ITP 100 or ITP 102. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITP 154 – Basic Programming I
Involves instruction in development of structured programs using BASIC from problems or specifications. Prerequisite: Recommended ITP 100 or equivalent. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITP 160 – Introduction to Game Design & Development
Introduces object-oriented game design and development. Provides overview of the electronic game design and development process and underlines the historical contest, content creation strategies, game careers, and future trends in the industry. Utilizes a game language environment to introduce game design, object-oriented paradigms, software design, software development and product testing. Teaches skills of writing a game design document and creating a game with several levels and objects. Integrate 2D animations, 3D models, sound effects, and background music as well as graphic backgrounds. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

ITP 165 – Gaming and Simulation
Introduces students to the concepts and applications of gaming and simulation through the use of gaming and simulation tools, as well as through basic programming skills. 3-4 credits ITP 232 C++ Programming II Presents in-depth instruction of advanced object-oriented techniques for data structures using C++. Prerequisite: Recommended ITP 132. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-2 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

JAPANESE (JPN)

JPN 101 – Beginning Japanese I
Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese, and emphasizes the structure of the language. Part I of II. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (4-5 credits)

JPN 102 – Beginning Japanese II
Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese, and emphasizes the structure of the language. Part II of II. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (4-5 credits)

JPN 201 – Intermediate Japanese I
Continues the development of the skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese. Classes conducted in Japanese. Prerequisite JPN 102. Part I of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (3-4 credits)

JPN 202 – Intermediate Japanese II
Continues the development of the skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese. Classes conducted in Japanese. Prerequisite JPN 102. Part II of II. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (3-4 credits)

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, and the role of the legal assistant and other areas of interest. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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. (1-2 credits)

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. (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits. 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 credits)

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 credits. 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 credits)

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 credits. 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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits. 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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits) 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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits) 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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

MTH 279 – Ordinary Differential Equations
Introduces ordinary differential equations. Includes first order differential equations, second and higher order ordinary differential equations with application. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent. Lecture 4 hours per week. (4 credits)

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 credits)

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 credit)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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-psycho-social 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 credits)

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 delivery of nursing care; acid-base balance, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, immunology, oncology, sensorineural, 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 credits)

NUR 115 – LPN Transition
Introduces the role of the registered nurse through concepts and skill development in the discipline of professional nursing. This course serves as a bridge course for licensed practical nurses and is based upon individualized articulation agreements, mobility exams, or other assessment criteria as they relate to local programs and service areas. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. (THIS COURSE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE VICE CHANCELLOR AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE VARIABLE CREDIT POLICY.) Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 1-18 hours. Total 2-19 hours per week. (2-7 credits)

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 credits) 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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

NUR 212 – Second Level Nursing II
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; neurological cardiovascular; respiratory; eye, ear, nose and throat disorders. May also include: emergency, renal and digestive disorders. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 3-21 hours. Total 9-22 hours per week. (7-8 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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

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 credits)

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 credits)

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

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

PED 116 – Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
Provides a study of fitness and wellness and their relationship to a healthy lifestyle. Defines fitness and wellness, evaluates the student’s level of fitness and wellness, and motivates the student to incorporate physical fitness and wellness into daily living. A personal fitness/wellness plan is required for the 2-credit course. Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 2-4 hours per week. (1-2 credits)

PED 117 – Fitness Walking
Teaches content and skills needed to design, implement, and evaluate an individualized program of walking, based upon fitness level. Laboratory 2 hours per week. (1 credit)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

PHYSICS (PHY)

PHY 101-102 – Introduction to Physics I-II
Surveys general principles of physics. Includes topics such as force and motion, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

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 MTH 115. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week. (4 credits)

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 credits)

PHY 243 – Modern Physics
Teaches principles of modern physics. Includes in-depth coverage of relativity, quantum physics, solid state and nuclear physics. For majors requiring calculus-based physics. Prerequisites PHY 241-242 or equivalent. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week. (4 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

PRACTICAL NURSING (PNE)

PNE 95 – Topics In Practical Nursing
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 credits)

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 credit)

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

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 physio-logical mechanisms, sensation/perception, motivation, learning, personality, psychopathology, therapy, and social psychology. (3 credits) Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week. Readiness to enroll in English 111, (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 back-ground to the writings. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

RUSSIAN

RUS 101-102 – Beginning Russian I-II
Develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Russian, and emphasizes the structure of the language. May include oral drill and practice. Lecture 4-5 hours per week. May include one additional hour of oral practice per week. (4-5 credits)

RUS 201-202 – Intermediate Russian I-II
Continues the development of the skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Russian. Class conducted in Russian. Prerequisite RUS 102 or equivalent. May include oral drill and practice. Lecture 3-4 hours per week. (3-4 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

SOC 211-Principles of Anthropology I
Inquiries into the origins, development, and diversification of human biology and human cultures. Includes fossil records, physical origins of human development, human population genetics, linguistics, cultures’ origins and variation, and historical and contemporary analysis of human societies. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

SOC 212 – Principles of Anthropology II
Inquiries into the origins, development, and diversification of human biology and human cultures. Includes fossil records, physical origins of human development, human population genetics, linguistics, cultures’ origins and variation, and historical and contemporary analysis of human societies. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits) Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week Ability to read in English at the college level. (3 credits)

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 credits)

SOC 247 – Death and Dying
Studies theoretical, practical, and historical aspects of death. Focuses upon student’s own ideas, feeling, and attitudes toward death and dying and the significance and consequences of those attitudes. Lecture 3 hours per week. Divisional Approval. (3 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

SPA 164 – Spanish for Health Professionals II
Introduces Spanish to those in the health sciences. Emphasizes oral communication and practical medical vocabulary. May include oral drill and practice. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. (3 credits)

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 credits)

SPA 202 – Intermediate Spanish II
Continues to develop understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisite SPA 102or 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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

SDV 101 – Orientation to Health Sciences
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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)

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 credits)


Last modified on 12-05-2016