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ACCT 201 – Principles of Accounting I

ACCT 201 is an introduction to the fundamentals of financial accounting.  This is the first of a two part sequence in financial accounting.  In this course we will explore the framework for all accounting processes.   Students will learn to record economic events and follow a business process through the …

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ACCT 202 – Principles of Accounting II

ACCT 202 is the second in the sequence of two corporate financial accounting courses.  The course is designed for students who have successfully completed ACCT 201.  We will expand on the basic framework covered in the first course.  During the quarter we will emphasis specific areas of accounting: internal control, …

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ACCT 203 – Principles of Accounting III

This is an introductory course in managerial accounting that transfers to four year institutions. It is commonly the last accounting class for the transfer student intent on a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Economics fields. At the conclusion of Accounting 203 you will have developed an understanding of the following: The users …

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ANTH 100 – Survey of Anthropology

Anthropologists attempt to answer the question of what it means to be human. In a sense, we all “do” anthropology because it is rooted in a universal human characteristic, curiosity. We are curious about ourselves and other people– including the living and the dead. This course provides an introduction to …

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ANTH 205 – Biological Anthropology

This course will explore evolutionary theory, including the core concepts of basic genetics and the modern synthesis of evolution. Students will examine, critically evaluate and explain scientific claims about the origins of humankind and modern human variation as well as bio-cultural evolution. Students will develop critical thinking and communication skills through the …

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ANTH 206 – Cultural Anthropology

Students examine the anthropological perspective of human culture, including such institutions as kinship, politics, and religion, and evaluate the interrelationship between culture, environment and biology. Students explore the effects of globalization on culture while developing critical thinking skills through the application of essential anthropological approaches, theories, and methods.

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ART 100 – Art Appreciation

This is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. The course includes a brief study of art history and in depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative process and thought. Visual and performing …

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ASL 121 – American Sign Language I

ASL I is an introduction to the naturally existing language widely used by Deaf people in North America. Since ASL is a visual-gestural language, students will need to develop unique communication skills. These consist of using the hands, body, face, eyes and space. In order to achieve progress in this …

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ASL 122 – American Sign Language II

ASL II is a sequential course following ASL I, which continues to build knowledge of the naturally existing language widely used by Deaf people in North America.  Since ASL is a visual-gestural language, students will need to continue to develop unique communication skills.  These consist of using the hands, body, …

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ASL 123 – American Sign Language III

ASL III is the third quarter of the first year study of American Sign Language (ASL) and the people who use it. ASL III will enhance the use of ASL grammar and consist of concentrated efforts to develop the student’s expressive and receptive skills. The course will continue to provide …

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ASTR 101 – Introduction To Astronomy

This course provides an introduction to the universe beyond the Earth. We begin with a study of the night sky and the history of the science of astronomy. We then explore the various objects seen in the cosmos including the solar system, stars, galaxies, and the evolution of the universe …

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BIOL 100 – Survey of Biology

This course will introduce you to a general overview of the biological world. Important concepts will be reinforced and expanded upon through completion of weekly laboratory activities and homework assignments. Upon successful conclusion of the course, students will be able to do the following: Describe the nature of science, including its methods …

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BIOL 160 – General Biology with Lab

General Biology is intended to leave the student with an integrated view of the living world including the nature of sciences, evolution of biological organization, composition and organization of living substances, metabolism, control, reproduction, heredity and ecological relationships. This class meets the A.A. degree lab science requirement.

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BIOL 211 – Majors Cellular [or Animal or Plant]

This course is the first in a three-course sequence that introduces biology in preparation for advanced study in areas of biological science such as medicine, dentistry, cell biology, microbiology, or veterinary medicine. Biol& 211 introduces students to cellular structure and function. Major topics studied include: energy capture and utilization, cellular …

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BIOL 212 – Majors Animal [or Cellular or Plant]

This is the second in a series of major’s biology classes covering the principles of biology. The course is an integrated study of basic concepts concerning animal biology emphasizing animal evolution, diversity, phylogeny and a comparative look at general principles of animal form and function.   This course is a …

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BIOL 213 – Majors Animal [or Cellular or Plant]

Biol& 213 is the third course of a year-long series of biology courses for Biology majors.  The first third of the course surveys prokaryotes, protists, fungi, and plants, focusing on diversity, evolution, and life cycles from an evolutionary perspective. We will then describe plant anatomy, physiology, growth, responses to the …

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BIOL 241 – Human Anatomy and Physiology 1

Human Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) 241 is the first class in a two quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. You can think of this …

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BIOL 242 – Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

Human Anatomy and Physiology (A&P) 242 is the second class in a two quarter sequence in which human anatomy and physiology are studied using a body systems approach with emphasis on the interrelationships between form and function at the gross and microscopic levels of organization. You can think of this …

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BIOL 260 – Microbiology

This on-line open source BIOL& 260 (Microbiology) is a health sciences oriented course in microbiology. It has a laboratory component and the labs are intended to be integrated throughout the course. BIOL& 260 is intended primarily for students going in to health-related professions and will emphasize the human disease and …

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BUS 101 – Introduction To Business

The course will cover five modules with the following learning objectives: Module 1: THE CONTEXT OF BUSINESS Describe US GDP, nominal and real GDP growth rates, GDP per capita, inflation, federal budget/deficit/surplus, industries, economic indicators Identify the four phases of the business cycle, rate of inflation, difference between industries, economic …

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BUS 201 – Business Law

Demonstrate an understanding of law, its historical development, judicial process, and the role of law in a complex social system, with emphasis on the American legal system and its institutions. Demonstrate the ability to analyze fact patterns in accordance with the legal professional case analysis method; to apply appropriate vocabulary …

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CHEM 121 – Introduction to Chemistry (Inorganic)

From consumer products to space-age technologies, chemistry affects our daily lives. In this course, students will learn the structure of matter and how it behaves under various conditions in order to better understand the chemical world. Designed for students with little or no chemistry background. Laboratory activities extend lecture concepts …

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CHEM 161 – General Chemistry with Lab I

A three-quarter general chemistry sequence primarily for science, pre-professional, and engineering students. The CHEM& 161/162/163 series introduces the basic concepts of chemistry: atomic structure and bonding, periodicity, physical measurement, quantitative relationships, chemical reactivity, oxidation and reduction, stoichiometry, ideal gas laws, aqueous solutions, colligative properties, intermolecular forces, structure of matter, equilibrium, …

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CHEM 162 – General Chemistry with Lab II

A three-quarter general chemistry sequence primarily for science, pre-professional, and engineering students. The CHEM& 161/162/163 series introduces the basic concepts of chemistry: atomic structure and bonding, periodicity, physical measurement, quantitative relationships, chemical reactivity, oxidation and reduction, stoichiometry, ideal gas laws, aqueous solutions, colligative properties, intermolecular forces, structure of matter, equilibrium, …

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CHEM 163 – General Chemistry with Lab III

A three-quarter general chemistry sequence primarily for science, pre-professional, and engineering students. The CHEM& 161/162/163 series introduces the basic concepts of chemistry: atomic structure and bonding, periodicity, physical measurement, quantitative relationships, chemical reactivity, oxidation and reduction, stoichiometry, ideal gas laws, aqueous solutions, colligative properties, intermolecular forces, structure of matter, equilibrium, …

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CMST 101 – Intro to Communication

Assists students in developing real world oral communication skills. Capture the dynamics of today’s business realities and see the benefits of effective communication. Selection of topics, library research, analysis, oral style, use of visual aids, and preparation and delivery of various types of speeches and oral presentations are included. The …

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CMST 102 – Intro to Mass Media

This class is a survey of the mass media, including newspapers, magazines, television, radio, book publishing, music publishing, motion pictures and advertising—and how all of those have been affected by the development of the Internet. This course emphasizes the history and structural biases of the mass media, and encourages students …

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CMST 210 – Interpersonal Communication

This course introduces you to the conceptual issues and practical implications of interpersonal communication. The course is designed to provide a holistic and self-contained, although not comprehensive, introduction to the study and practice of communication within interpersonal encounters. In addition, this course focuses specifically on understanding and improving how we …

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CMST 220 – Public Speaking

Assists students in developing real world oral communication skills. Capture the dynamics of today’s business realities and see the benefits of effective communication. Selection of topics, library research, analysis, oral style, use of visual aids, and preparation and delivery of various types of speeches and oral presentations are included. The …

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CMST 230 – Small Group Communication

This course is designed to familiarize you with the major theory and research surrounding the study of small group communication and provide an opportunity to analyze and develop solutions to a community problem while working in a small group.

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COLLG 110 – College Success Course

This course is designed to equip you with the tools to succeed during your college career. Simply attending school for many years is no guarantee that you have a clear understanding of the specific strategies needed to get what you want out of college.  This course will provide the opportunity …

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DRMA 101 – Intro to Drama

This course focuses on the experience of theatre in performance, the work of theatre artists and theatre traditions and practices in other cultures and time periods.  It is organized in 4 modules: The Theatre Experience – the theatre in the context of other arts; performance, conventions and interactions; the artists …

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ECON 201 – Microeconomics

A key foundation of a free society is an educated population. In this course students will develop and apply critical-thinking skills to economic issues. They will develop a foundation of economic reasoning that will help them to better understand the world in which they live and their role in it. …

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ECON 202 – Macroeconomics

A key foundation of a free society is an educated population. In this course students will develop and apply critical-thinking skills to economic issues. They will develop a foundation of economic reasoning that will help them to better understand the world in which they live and their role in it. …

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ENG 9Y – Pre-College English

A course designed to improve the student’s writing ability for entrance into ENGL 101. Coursework focuses on critical reading and analytic writing in response to readings, with emphasis on organization, unity, coherence, and adequate development; an introduction to the expository essays; and a review of the rules and conventions of …

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ENGL 101 – English Composition I

English 101 focuses on the analysis of basic human issues as presented in literature with an emphasis on analytic reading, writing and discussion, and on development of argumentative essays based on textual analysis, with attention to style, audience and documentation. By writing several analytical, thesis-driven essays which show engagement with …

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ENGL 102 – English Composition II

English 102 is an expository writing course requiring more advanced writing skills than Basic English Composition 101, yet reviewing and incorporating some of the same skills. This course teaches you research skills by emphasizing the development of advanced analytical/critical reading skills, proficiency in investigative research, and the writing of expository …

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ENGL 111 – Introduction To Literature I

English 111 explores ways that writers portray human experience in their short stories, poems and plays. Through class discussions, lectures and creative responses, students will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of literary works. Because the study of literature has been closely entwined with literary theory in recent decades, and …

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ENGL 235 – Technical Writing

Writing reports, memoranda, and other business and technical documents with an emphasis on layout, tone, and clear and concise communication. Instruction in research technique, research paper formatting, and academic documentation, culminating in a formal report on a technical topic. Discussions and assignments in this class reveal methods for developing the …

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ENGL 246 – American Literature I

In this class we will practice skills in reading, analyzing, and writing about fiction, poetry and drama from a select sampling of 20th Century American Literature. Through class discussion, close reading, and extensive writing practice, this course seeks to develop critical and analytical skills, preparing students for more advanced academic …

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ENVS 100 – Survey of Environmental Science

This is a survey course in which we will discuss the science behind historical and current environmental issues. We will discuss the major threats to biodiversity and ecosystem function. We will study how human activities have affected the limited resources of our planet. We will learn how air, water and …

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FRCH 121 – French I

In this course, you will learn the basics of French, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking. At the end of the quarter you will know how to introduce yourself and volunteer basic information, and how to ask questions of others. You will also have some knowledge of French and Francophone …

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FRCH 122 – French II

As in French I, in this course, you will learn the basics of French, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking. At the end of the quarter you will know how to introduce yourself and volunteer basic information, and how to ask questions of others. You will also have some knowledge …

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FRCH 123 – French III

As in French I and II, in this course, you will learn the basics of French, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking. At the end of the quarter you will know how to introduce yourself and volunteer basic information, and how to ask questions of others. You will also have …

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GEOL 101 – Introduction to Physical Geology

Geology is a core science, along with physics, chemistry, and biology. It uses rigorous methods of inquiry that illuminate the history of the earth and its present-day geological activity. Geology allows us to discover how earth’s history and activity determine the state of the planet and its life forms. The …

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HIST 116 – Western Civilization

History 116, the first part of the introductory surveys of Western Civilization. This course covers the period from “early civilized man to the early Middle Ages of Europe, with emphasis on Greece, Rome, Egypt and other Mediterranean peoples.

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HIST 126 – World Civilizations I

History 126 is the first term of a three-quarter sequence on World Civilizations. The three courses may be taken in any order, but it is preferable to take 126 first. This course begins with a look at pre-historical societies, including early urban settlements, moving through the early histories of Mesopotamia, …

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HIST 146 – US History I

The first in the introductory surveys of U.S. history. After exploring North America before the arrival of Europeans, we study the early interactions of Europeans with indigenous peoples and as the course progresses confine our study to the history of peoples in the area now defined by the United States’ …

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HIST 147 – US History II

The second in the introductory surveys of U.S. history. We begin in that decade when the United States in three years (1845-48) grew by 50 percent. Through the Civil War to the 20th century, we explore how different people experienced the transformation of the country into an industrial nation and …

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HIST 148 – US History III

Welcome to History 148, the third in the introductory surveys of U.S. history. This course “surveys the significant forces and people that have shaped American civilization from the Progressive Era to the present.” Thus we begin at the start of the 20th century and we explore how different people, including …

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HIST 214 – Pacific NW History

Course Outcomes Critical learning abilities that are skills and attitudes to be taught across the curriculum: Communication, Problem Solving or Critical Thinking, Responsibility, and Global Awareness or Diversity/Appreciation. To these, we add Information/Technology Literacy, and Lifelong Learning. Each week’s folder includes an “Outcomes” item that identifies how these critical learning …

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HIST 215 – Women in US History

The heritage of women represents one-half of the history of the United States; for that reason alone it is worthy of closer scrutiny than it has received in standard history courses. The movement of women for social, political, and economic equality represents the longest and most far-reaching civil rights movement …

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HLTH 101 – Health for Adult Living

Exploration of the connection between personal choices and health across multiple dimensions of wellness.  Focus on personalized behavior change strategies to advance health. The purpose of this course is for adults to advance their personal health. People generally have a good sense about what to do to be healthy, but …

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HUM 101 – Intro to Humanities

The purpose of this course is to explore the foundations of the Humanities and to increase our understanding of the relationship between history and philosophy and how these relate to the issues concerning the human condition.  During this course we will learn about some of the many traditions in the …

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LIB 180 – Research for the 21st Century

This course develops a framework for research in the online environment and helps students build skills and techniques for success as online learners. Through quarter-long research projects on global issues, students examine various strategies for locating, evaluating, and applying information resources in the research process with attention to information issues …

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MATH 107 – Math in Society

The purpose of this course is to expose you to the wider world of mathematical thinking. There are two reasons for this. First, for you to understand the power of quantitative thinking and the power of numbers in solving and dealing with real world scenarios. Secondly, for you to understand …

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MATH 141 – Precalculus I

This course will cover families of functions, their properties, graphs and applications.  These functions include:  polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic functions and combinations of these. We will solve related equations and inequalities and conduct data analysis, introductory mathematical modeling and develop competency with a graphing calculator.

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MATH 142 – Precalculus II

This course will cover families of trigonometric functions, their inverses, properties, graphs, and applications.  Additionally we will study trigonometric equations and identities, the laws of sines and cosines, polar coordinates and graphs, parametric equations and elementary vector operations.

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MATH 146 – Introduction to Statistics

In this course, we will introduce some of the more common tools for analyzing data of several types. We are not aiming at introducing all or even most of them. The main goal of the course is to highlight the general assumptions and methods that underlie all statistical analysis. The …

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MATH 148 – Business Calculus

Differential and Integral Calculus of elementary functions with an emphasis on business and social science applications. Designed for students who want a brief course in Calculus. MATH&148 is a calculus course for business students. It is designed for students who want a brief course in calculus. Topics include differential and …

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MATH 151 – CALCULUS I

Upon successful completion of Math& 151, the student should be able to: 1) Calculate or estimate limits of functions given by formulas, graphs, or tables; also using properties of limits and L’hopital’s Rule. 2) State whether a function given by a graph or formula is continuous or differentiable at a …

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MATH 152 – CALCULUS II

Continues the study of integration, emphasizing applications and special techniques. Students work with algebraic and transcendental functions.

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MATH 153 – CALCULUS III

Emphasizes the study of infinite sequences and series including power series. Topics include plane analytic geometry, graphing in polar coordinates, and an introduction to vectors.t

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MATH 9X – Elementary Algebra

An introduction to algebra covering solving and graphing linear equations, polynomials, factoring, and rational expressions

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MATH 9Y – Intermediate Algebra

A continuation of Algebra covering compound inequalities, systems of equations, radicals, rational equations and applications, and function notation.

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MUSC 105 – Music Appreciation

The purpose of this course is to help students further enhance their appreciation for music as a creative tool of the imagination, as entertainment, and as a window into who we are as social beings. Part of the course also helps students to advance their listening skills, which leads to …

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NUTR 101 – Nutrition

NUTR& 101 is a nutrition course designed for science majors. It emphasizes the key nutritional concepts that students going into health care need to learn. It addresses the biochemical underlying causes of heart disease, stroke and diabetes due to lack of appropriate nutrition and exercise. It also details the digestive …

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OCEA 101 – Introduction To Oceanography

Planet Earth’s ocean covers over seventy percent of its surface, yet oceanographic research has only recently come to its full potential with the advent of new technologies. This course in Introductory Oceanography emphasizes the need to understand geologic, chemical, physical, and biologic processes or features that occur in ocean environments. …

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PHIL 101 – Introduction To Philosophy

This high discussion online course confronts the big questions human beings have struggled with for millennia, and engages in dialog with some of the world’s greatest thinkers and seekers. When you are done with the course you will be familiar with the terminology, chronology and conceptual language of some of …

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PHIL 120 – Symbolic Logic

An introduction to symbolic logic with an emphasis on formal logical languages and natural deduction systems of logical proof. Students learn how to translate reasoning into a symbolic logical language and how to prove arguments valid with the precision of mathematics using formal systems of proof. Excerpts from the Syllabus: This …

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PHYS 100 – Physics: Non Science Majors

A course for non-science majors that is a survey of the central concepts in physics relating everyday experiences with the principles and laws in physics on a conceptual level. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Describe basic principles of motion and state the law of …

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PHYS 221 – Engineering Physics I

This course covers the major topics of mechanics including momentum and energy conservation, kinematics, Newton’s laws and equilibrium. The major emphasis is to develop critical analysis, problem solving and scientific reasoning skills by considering numerous different systems and interactions, solving problems and discussion. We will use a systematic approach based …

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POLS 101 – Intro to Political Science

Political Science 101 is a survey introducing the main foundations and workings of government and political systems. This will include constitutions and branches of government, elections, public opinion and media, political parties and interest groups, political economy and how all of these bring about policy, both domestic and foreign.  In …

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POLS 202 – American Government

This course covers American Government: the Constitution, the branches of government (Presidency, Congress, Judiciary) and how politics works: elections, voting, parties, campaigning, policy making.  In addition we’ll look at how the media, interest groups, public opinion polls and political self-identification (are you liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican or something …

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PSYC 100 – General Psychology

General Psychology surveys the knowledge and methods of the discipline of psychology. Emphasis will be placed upon application of psychological knowledge to daily situations, and upon accessing and assessing information from a variety of sources about behavior. Skills in scientific reasoning and critical thinking will be developed during this course. …

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Psyc 200 Lifespan Psychology

Growth and development through the life span including physical, social, cognitive and neurological development. Topics covered included daycare, education, disabilities, parenting, types of families, gender identity and roles, career decisions, illnesses and treatments, aging, retirement, generativity, and dying. Course Objectives *The student will outline stages of development, contrast study approaches, …

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SOC 101 – Intro to Sociology

Sociology is the study of social groups, structures, processes, institutions, and events. This course will focus on understanding and applying the sociological perspective, which stresses the importance of the impact of social forces external to the individual in shaping people’s lives and experiences. This idea that we are all profoundly …

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SOC 201 – Social Problems

Every society faces problems that are more than just individual troubles.  In this course we will use a sociological perspective to critically examine the bases of social inequality and the resultant problems in society. We will explore concerns related to families, education, the workplace, the media, poverty, crime, drug abuse, …

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SPAN 121 – Spanish I

Completion of the study of the first year sequence of basic skills. This course was formerly known as Spanish 101. Prerequisite: none. Students will learn vocabulary related to greetings and farewells, courtesy expressions, college courses, professions, family relationships, pastimes, city places, numbers, days of the week, months and how to …

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SPAN 122 – Spanish II

Students will learn vocabulary related to transportation and lodging, days of the week, months, seasons, weather expressions, clothing, colors, daily routine, personal hygiene, sequencing expressions, foods, meals and adjectives that describe food.  Students will learn grammatical structures that support sentence formation such as estar with conditions and emotions, the present …

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SPAN 123 – Spanish III

Students will learn vocabulary related to celebrations and the stages of life, personal relationships, health and medical conditions and parts of the body, the car and its accessories, computers and electronic products, the parts of the house and household chores and table settings. Students will learn grammatical structures that support …

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