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A critical study of the major religions of the East: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Emphasis is on the philosophical issues that arise from the worldview of each religion. Students study such areas as the ultimate source and nature of God, the universe, the nature of humanity and our place in the cosmos, and the relationship between religion and world culture. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.
A critical study of the major religions of the West: Mediterranean, Judaism, Christianity, Islam. Emphasis is on the philosophical issues that arise from the worldview of each religion. Students study such areas as the ultimate source and nature of God, the universe, the nature of humanity and our place in the cosmos, and the relationship between religion and world culture. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.
Classical mechanics with regard to motion, particle dynamics, Newton's Laws, Conservation of Energy, Conservation of Momentum, equilibrium of rigid bodies, simple harmonic motion, gravitation, fluid mechanics, and wave motion is explored in this calculus-based course. In the laboratory, students learn techniques for investigating physical phenomena and reporting with reasoned numerically-based analysis. Computer and calculator skills are required. 3 hrs. lect.; 4 hrs. lab and recitation. Prerequisite: MAT 170.
An analysis of the institutions and processes of power of the American political system, this course emphasizes the study of American values and beliefs, democratic theory, the role of media, and the interrelationship of economic and political power.
This course is designed to introduce students to the significant issues and problems of international politics. The course will acquaint students with various methods for analyzing change and continuity in the interaction of both state and non-state actors in world politics. Attention will be given to competing theoretical arguments to explain and predict international behavior before and during the post-Cold War era.
An examination of human behavior, this course covers such topics as learning, memory, problem solving, perception, motivation, personality, intelligence, testing, and abnormal behavior.
This course focuses upon an examination of human behavior and covers topics such as: history or systems, psychological perspectives, biology, learning, memory, cognition & perception, motivation, personality. While achieving the same Student Learning Outcomes as PSY 101, this Honors course differs in delivery of material with foci on depth, critical thinking, and discussion. Pre and/or Corequisite: ENG 171 or the permission of the Honors Program Director.
In this course, which investigates human behavior and development from conception until adolescence, students study biological, motor, perceptual, intellectual, language, personality, and social development as well as practical approaches to child rearing. PSY 200 is not open to students who have completed 6 credits from both PSY 210 and PSY 206. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and ENG 101.
Students explore individual human behavior as it occurs in social settings. Specific topics include nonverbal communication, liking, loving, attitude change, conformity, leadership, bystander intervention in emergencies, and individual behavior within groups. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and ENG 101.
In this analysis of the determinants, assessment, classification, and treatment of abnormal behavior, students examine theoretical, clinical, and experimental data. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and ENG 101.
With a focus on human development during the segment of the life span from puberty to early adulthood, students investigate the physical, social, cognitive, moral, and emotional dimensions of development during this period. In addition, the interrelationships of these dimensions of development and their impact on the contextual situations in which adolescents live and function, such as the family, school, peer group, and society, are studied. PSY 206 is not open to students who have completed 6 credits from both PSY 210 and PSY 200. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and ENG 101.
Physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of the individual across the life cycle are covered in this course. Students examine challenges and issues associated with each stage of development and the impact of social and cultural dynamics on the individual. Because of duplication of material, PSY 210 is not open to students who have completed 6 credits from PSY 200 and PSY 206. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and ENG 101.
Designed for the non-science major, this course provides students with a basic understanding of how various aspects of the global natural environment interconnect with each other and with human society. Emphasis is placed on sustainable technological, economic, and social solutions to environmental dilemmas. Such topics as resource management, energy sources, pollution control, water resources, legal aspects, economics, and ethics are covered. 3 hrs. lect; optional 3 hrs. lab SCI 105 for 1 credit.
This course is designed for students in the Veterinary Technology, Nursing, or other health science programs. Emphasis is placed on the practical and clinical aspects of chemistry as well as basic chemical theory. The course stresses several basic areas of inorganic chemistry including radioactivity, with an emphasis on biological and medical applications. Basic organic chemistry including structure, nomenclature and reactions is also studied. Analytical and problem-solving techniques are emphasized in all topics covered. 3 hrs. lecture Prerequisites: VTS 148 (Veterinary Technology students), or MAT 100 or higher (Health Science students). All students are required to have a working knowledge of Dimensional Analysis.
Practical work experience in Sign Language Interpreting under the supervision of a communications faculty member is provided in this internship. The work assignment is at an approved area facility. COM 230 may be taken twice for credit. The College's repeat course policy as outlined in this catalog does not apply to SGN 230. Enrollment is open to students registered in the Sign Language Interpreting program and is by advisement.
Students learn and use basic perspectives and research methods of sociology in examining individual and group interactions and institutions. This course concentrates on such topics as culture, the social origins of the self, collective behaviors and social movements, and social stratification.
Students use a sociological perspective to critically analyze how social issues and problems are developed and changed. This course focuses on such topics as crime and violence, racial and ethnic inequality, gender inequality, aging, employment, poverty, healthcare, and drug and alcohol use. Prerequisite: SOC 101. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENG 101
Students will learn about and better understand family structure and its relation to society by using sociological methods and concepts. This course examines the diversity of U.S. families, using cross-cultural views to encourage students to analyze contemporary issues such as gender roles, the formation and dissolution of families, employment and family conflicts, domestic violence, and social policies. Prerequisite: SOC 101. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENG 101
This course focuses on the theoretical foundation of cultural diversity in the United States. Racial, ethnic, gender, and class differences are examined from sociological perspectives. In order to develop deeper understanding of American culture, cross-cultural perspectives will be introduced. Active participation in class discussion is required. Prerequisite: SOC 101. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENG 101
A four-skills approach (listening, speaking, reading, writing) is taken in this introductory course for beginners. Communication in Spanish is emphasized and regular practice with language tapes and videos forms an integral part of the course. SPA 101 is not open to students with two or more years of high school Spanish except by advisement.