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Introduction to Philosophy

PHI 101

Students examine fundamental philosophical problems and concepts and study various major philosophers and their representative works.

General Psychology

PSY 101

An examination of human behavior, this course covers such topics as learning, memory, problem solving, perception, motivation, personality, intelligence, testing, and abnormal behavior.

Abnormal Psychology

PSY 203

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.

Intro to Forensic Psychology

PSY 209

This course introduces students to the field of forensic psychology and promotes an understanding of the relationship between psychology and the law. It will provide students with a fundamental understanding of psychological theory, research methods and the application of psychological principles to specific areas of the legal system. The course promotes an interdisciplinary approach for students who intend to pursue careers or further academic study in psychology, social work, law enforcement, or other criminal justice professions. Prerequisite: PSY 101 and ENG 101.

Life Span Development

PSY 210

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.

Principles of Sociology

SOC 101

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.

Social Problems

SOC 206

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

Cultural Diversity

SOC 213

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

Basic Conversational Spanish I

SPA 110

In this course for beginners, the emphasis is on the use of spoken language in practical situations. Regular practice with language tapes and videos forms an integral part of the course. SPA 110 is not open to students with two or more years of high school Spanish except by advisement.

Basic Convers Spanish II

SPA 111

In this second-level course for students who already have some knowledge of Spanish, emphasis is on the further development of fluency in the spoken language. Regular practice with language tapes and videos forms an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: The equivalent of SPA 101 or SPA 110 or two years of high school Spanish.

Accel Elem Spanish I & II

SPA 115

This is a review course for students who have taken high school Spanish, but who do not have the language skills necessary for placement in SPA 102 or SPA 111. Communication in Spanish is emphasized and regular practice with language tapes and videos forms an integral part of the course. The course is intended to satisfy two semester language requirements. It meets for six hours a week. Prerequisite: One to two years of high school Spanish or by advisement.

Intermediate Spanish I

SPA 201

Improvement in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish is stressed in this course for students who can already communicate orally in simple Spanish and who have a good knowledge of basic Spanish grammar. Students read articles from Spanish newspapers and magazines and simple short stories. In addition, they review Spanish grammar and practice, applying it in conversations, reports, and compositions. Recommended: Three to four years of high school Spanish; the equivalent of SPA 102, SPA 111, or SPA 115; or by advisement.

Field Experience/Surveying

SVY 293

Students are given an opportunity to work for a local Professional Land Surveyor. This experience will allow the student to gain firsthand knowledge of the profession and create inroads for employment within the field of surveying.

Internship in Theater

THE 293

Students awarded an internship will be engaged in practical work experience within the professional field of the theater. The parameters of the internship will be established between the student and the hosting organization and under the supervision of the coordinator of the Theater program. A contract specifying hours (sufficient for the credit hours earned) and defining a method of evaluation will be signed by both parties and approved by the coordinator of the Theater program. Prerequisite: This opportunity is open to second-year students with the approval and advisement of the student's academic advisor and the coordinator of the Theater program.

Veterinary Medical Terminology

VTS 111

This course presents a study of basic veterinary medical terminology. The primary purpose is for the students to be able to analyze a word, to determine its meaning and to use it properly, therefore preparing the student for future classes in veterinary science.

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