May 25, 2022  
2017-2018 Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Gerontology

  
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    GEY 3302 - Communicating with Older Adults


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S./B.S.)


    This course focuses on compassionate communication with diverse older adults, including those with disabilities. This course addresses principles, concepts, processes and practice of communication skills critical to interacting with older adults in various health and cultural settings.


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    GEY 4601 - Biology of Aging


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S./B.S.)


    This course addresses selected aspects of the biology of human aging and functional changes associated with both normal aging and pathologic problems often present in the elderly. The goal is to introduce students to broad aspects of physical aging, a complex phenomenon influenced by genetic make-up and environment. The content includes theories of aging, current information about human physical aging and aging processes in specific physiological systems.


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Graphic Arts

  
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    GRA 1100C - Introduction to Computer Graphics


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.

    Introduction and practical exercises in the use of software on Macintosh computers used to create and generate black/white and color graphics will be the focus of this course. The student will learn necessary computer commands and the use of software to produce assigned graphic layouts. Methods of merging text with graphics, as well as design concepts featuring capabilities of computer graphics will be studied. Additional special fees are required.


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    GRA 1206C - Typography


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: GRA 1100C  with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course provides the student with information and experience in using type as a design element. This course will include techniques in type, layout, typographic history and recognition of standard type families. Additional special fees are required.


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    GRA 2121C - Communication Design


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Four hours per week. Prerequisites: GRA 1100C  with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course provides an introduction to industry standard page and Web layout software. An emphasis will be placed on creative visual/design concepts used in a variety of communication formats for print and Web, in addition to the mastery of the technical aspects of digital files. Additional special fees are required.


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    GRA 2122C - Desktop Publishing


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: GRA 1100C , GRA 2190C  and GRA 2121C  with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course is a continuation of GRA 2121C  and is designed to provide students with advanced usage of industry standard page layout software. Emphasis will be placed on the more sophisticated usage of the software and its application to the development of multipage publications and identity campaigns. Additional special fees are required.


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    GRA 2142C - Web Design I


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Four hours per week. Prerequisites:   with a grade of “C” or better OR proved competency in Adobe Creative Suite.

    Prerequisites/corequisites:  ,  ,  , and    This course provides an introduction to the design and preparation of web page elements and structure. Focus is from a graphics point of view and emphasis is placed on good design, appropriate use of color and images as well as technical skill. Additional special fees are required.


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    GRA 2143C - Web Design II


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Four hours per week. Prerequisites: Proved competency in Adobe Creative Suite OR   with a grade of “C” or better;  ,  ,  ,  , and   with a grade of “C” or better.

    Utilizing industry current web development software, this course will include advanced instruction in creating web content with a focus on the practical application of skills learned in  . More complex aspects of web architecture will be addressed. Additional special fees are required.


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    GRA 2150C - Photoshop


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Class meets four hours per week. Prerequisites:   with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course provides students an opportunity to advance their design skills by using digital imaging software. Students will use Adobe Photoshop to create, manipulate, restore and collage employing layers, masks and other software specific techniques. Additional special fees are required.


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    GRA 2151C - Illustrator


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Four hours per week. Prerequisites:   with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course addresses the concepts and techniques necessary to create computer-generated vector illustrations. Adobe Illustrator fundamental concepts and features will be introduced and applied to a variety of graphics applications. Additional special fees are required.


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    GRA 2152C - Computer Image Making


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: GRA 1100C  with a grade of “C” or better.

    In this course the student will learn the potential of industry-standard graphic software, process and technology for creative expression. Graphic design students will learn computer imaging using industry-standard graphic software. Course work will include computer exercises to explain the steps involved in visualizing, organizing, working on and completing a digitally rendered image. Lab work will be augmented by handouts and demonstrations. The course will emphasize vocational competency with hardware and software (tools) as well as the aesthetics of the image created (the content).


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    GRA 2160C - Web Basic Animation


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Class meets four hours per week

    Prerequisites/corequisites: Proved competency in Adobe Creative Suite OR GRA 1100C  with a grade of “C” or better;   , and GRA 2190C  with a grade of “C” or better. This course introduces the student to concepts in multimedia authoring. Students will be exposed to different areas of multimedia including animation and interactivity. Additional special fees are required.


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    GRA 2177C - Visual Identity Systems


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Four hours per week. Prerequisites:  ,  ,  ,   with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course provides students with an introduction to visual identity systems for large, medium and small companies. This will be accomplished through research on color symbolism, graphic forms, typography and design as applied to a variety of delivery systems. Creative solutions and originality as well as the mastery of the technical aspects of production will be stressed. Additional special fees are required.


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    GRA 2190C - Graphic Design Basics


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Three hours lecture per week.

    This course is an overview of the design industry methods of visual communication. Areas covered include terminology, history, techniques for production utilizing hand skills, tools and equipment. The development of creative problem solving as it relates to the design process will be emphasized. Additional special fees are required.


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    GRA 2723C - Web Design III


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Meets four hours per week. Prerequisites:  Proven competency in Adobe Creative Suite or GRA 1100C  with a “C” or better; GRA 2142C  , and GRA 2143C  .

    This course expands on web design foundations established in GRA 2142C AND GRA 2143C while teaching advanced techniques for adding interactivity to web pages using standard web technologies. Students will become proficient in creating responsive web pages, designing web pages for mobile use and adding interactivity to web pages. Students will also be informed on web standards, page validation, accessibility, and scripting for the web. Additional fees may be required.


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    GRA 2930 - Special Topics: Graphic Design


    (1 to 3 variable Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course is designed to meet the special needs of individuals and groups for whom regular, described courses may not be available.


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    GRA 2949 - Internship in Graphic Design


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    150 hours of work experience is expected. Prerequisites: permission of instructor or program manager.

    This work-study course reinforces education and professional growth through coordinated field experiences. The student, instructor and work-site supervisor work together to determine specific learning objectives for each student. The student is then evaluated based on journal documentation of job responsibilities and examples of work produced.


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    GRA 2950C - Professional Practices


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    Four hours per week. Prerequisites: GRA 1100C  , GRA 2190C ,  GRA 2150C ,   with a grade of “C” or better or permission of the program manager.

    This course is designed to help students develop strategies for entering the design profession by editing and refining portfolios to meet professional standards, designing a personal logo and using it on a resume and other self-promotional materials, practicing interview techniques and professional presentations. Additional special fees are required.


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Health Information Management

  
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    HIM 1102 - Introduction to Health Informatics


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course studies the collection and organization of patient health information, the effective management of information using computer technology, and the impact of such technology on medical research, education, and patient care.


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    HIM 2012 - Health Law Concepts and Practices


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course is an in-depth study of the federal, state and local laws which govern the preparation and use of medical records in the health care delivery system.  Topics include the medical record as a legal document and release of information.


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    HIM 2510 - Quality and Performance Improvement


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course is an introduction to health care quality and performance improvement.  An introduction is also provided in compliance, utilization management, risk management, and credentialing.


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    HIM 2652 - Electronic Health/Medical Record Systems


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course addresses information systems theory, electronic health record concepts and associated infrastructure and applications, as well as strategic planning and implementation of health record information systems.  Additional issues covered include regulatory concepts, privacy and security requirements, best practices, and future trends.


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    HIM 2721 - Introduction to Codingand Reimbursement Systems


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course will review the various medical coding systems used for reimbursement of healthcare services and focus primarily on International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding systems utilized by hospitals, clinics, and physician offices.  Various reimbursement methodologies including Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), Ambulatory Payment Classification Groups (APCs), and Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS) will be addressed.  The use of computer software and systems such as encoders, charge master and revenue cycle tools, and electronic billing processes to support accurate and efficient coding, billing, and reimbursement operations will also be covered.


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Health, Leisure and Physical Education

  
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    HLP 1000C - Introduction To Physical Education


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    This course is an introductory study of the historical background of physical education, health and recreation, including aims and objectives. Concepts, trends and responsibilities as a member of the profession are given special attention. (Offered as needed)


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    HLP 1081 - Concepts of Wellness


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    An introductory course in personal wellness designed to help students understand their current health status and provide them with knowledge of a functional wellness program for their life.


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    HLP 1949 - Co-op Work Experience I Health and Physical Education


    (1 to 3 variable Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Four, eight or 12 hours of volunteer or work experience per week are expected depending on the credit hour requirement. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor or program manager.

    This work-study course reinforces education and professional growth in a student’s academic major through coordinated field experiences. The student, instructor and work-site supervisor work together to determine specific learning objectives for each student. The student is then evaluated based on documentation of satisfactory completion of the learning objectives and work assignments. With program manager’s approval and based upon degree requirements, degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree program may repeat this course for a maximum total of three credits. (Offered as needed)


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    HLP 2949 - Internship in Interdisciplinary Health and Physical Education


    (1 to 3 variable Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Four, eight or 12 hours of volunteer work experience per week are expected depending on the credit hour requirements. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor or program manager.

    This work-study course is designed to continue training in a student’s academic major through field experiences. The student, instructor and work-site supervisor work together to determine specific learning objectives for each student. The student is then evaluated based on documentation of satisfactory completion of the learning objectives and technical projects. With program manager’s approval and based upon degree requirements, degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree program may repeat this course for a maximum total of three credits. (Offered as needed)


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Health Services Administration

  
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    HSA 1100 - Healthcare Delivery Systems


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course is an introduction to Health delivery systems including their purpose, organization, general functions and staffing.  Facilities such as hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation centers, health maintenance organizations, private and public outpatient clinics and health care centers are analyzed and discussed.  Additional topics include an overview of accreditation standards; licensure agencies, reimbursement systems; legal/ethical issues; healthcare computerization; documentation, quality, compliance, and regulatory requirements.


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    HSA 1102 - Current Issues in Health


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    The course is designed for the organized presentation of current issues within the health care system.  Emphasis focuses on diverse areas of health and is appropriate for persons directly or indirectly involved in provision of health care or health education.


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    HSA 2001 - Interprofessional Team Based Health Care


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course introduces the student to interprofessional health care delivery.  Best practices are emphasized for team formation, effective communication strategies, and patient care processes.  Ethical issues related to team management in health care are discussed.


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    HSA 2182 - Health Services Management Concepts


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course covers the knowledge and basic skills required to enter the field of medical office management.  The course focuses on health care delivery in a medical office setting.  Topics include an introduction to health care management information systems, an introduction to essential policies and regulations, and an introduction to evaluation of performance and process outcomes.


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    HSA 3111 - Health Care Delivery in The United States


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course explores the social, economic, political, technological and legal forces that influence the delivery of health care in the United States. The organization, financing and delivery of health care are examined, as are the legislative and policy processes related to health care.


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    HSA 3113 - Contemporary Issues in Health Care


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    Prerequisites: HSA 3111 .

    This course is designed to introduce students to a range of issues related to health and health care in the United States. Course content gives students the opportunity to explore differing perspectives as they develop a deeper understanding of the issues and enhance their research and communication skills. The course enables students to analyze and evaluate evidence regarding controversial issues and allows them to develop and practice skills in formulating and writing well-informed, well-articulated arguments and reflections.


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    HSA 3170 - Health Care Finance


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    Prerequisites: HSA 3111 .

    This course provides students with an overview of the principle financial mechanisms in the U.S. health care industry and the critical issues the industry currently faces. Additionally, it provides students with a foundation in using financial tools that enable them to better understand health care finances and analysis within the health care system.


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    HSA 3383 - Quality Management in Health Care


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    Prerequisites: HSA 3111 .

    This course focuses on past and present interventions that affect supply and demand for health care at community, state, regional and national levels. Health planning and regulatory entities are presented. Strategic management and program planning in the context of current economic and market conditions are discussed and students formulate practical implications based on current literature.


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    HSA 3430 - Health Care Economics


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    Prerequisites: HSA 3111 .

    This course examines both the macro and microeconomic perspectives of health care. At the micro level, this course examines the production, marketing, distribution, pricing, and relative measures of quality of health care as it is delivered. Health care agencies and programs (Medicare, Medicaid, HMOS, PPOS, etc.), as well as topics such as the principle-agent problem, moral hazard and information problems on the demand side will be examined. On the supply side, issues such as managed care organizations, third-party payer systems, medical schooling, and malpractice insurance will be addressed. At the macro level, the course will examine the impact of health care practices on inflation, productivity, and the implications of an aging population on the national economy.


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    HSA 3502 - Health Care Risk Management


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    Prerequisites: HSA 3111 .

    This course focuses on the theories, concepts and principles of health care risk management and development of an integration of concepts relevant to health care risk management. Current trends and issues in using, designing, and managing health care risk management systems will be examined. Students, applying evidence-based knowledge, will analyze the design and implementation of health care risk management systems.


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    HSA 4180 - Health Care Management


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    Prerequisites: HSA 3111 .

    This course analyzes organizational patterns of various types of health care institutions. It introduces various administrative functions, including medical staff organization, departmental functions, policy formation, internal control systems, planning procedures, fiscal and personnel management, public relations and various information needs of administration.


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    HSA 4817 - Practicum in Health Services Administration


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    Forty-five contact hours. Prerequisites:  ,  ,  ,  ,  , and  . Program manager approval is also required.

    Under the supervision of a community health services administrator, the student gains practical experience and applies knowledge gained in health services administration.  LIABILITY INSURANCE required of student.  IMMUNIZATIONS, BACKGROUND CHECKS & HEALTH INSURANCE if required by the practicum facility.


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    HSA 4850 - Health Care Capstone Course


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    Prerequisites: HSA 3111 , HSA 3113 , HSA 3170 , HSA 3383 , HSA 3430 , HSA 4180 , NUR 3870  and NUR 4169 .

    This capstone course, taken in the final semester of the program, is designed to provide students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of a chosen professional health care or human studies role through teaching, internship, observation or work experience. This course uses selected sites on and off campus to develop the expanding role of the provider in the health and human services system.


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Health and Wellness

  
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    HSC 1100 - Personal Health


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    This course includes a study of personal health problems with emphasis on prevention and measures of immediate concern to adults.


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    HSC 1132 - Family Life Education


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of marriage, sex and family as it relates to living in today’s society is presented. Family planning concepts, inter-family communication skills, and familial stressors are examined and discussed. Note(s): (Formerly: The Nuclear Family).


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    HSC 1149 - General Pharmacology for Health Professionals


    (1 Credit Hour)
    (A.S.)


    This course will provide the student with a basic introduction to pharmacology concepts and principles associated with management of common diseases and treatment options.  It presents information on major drug classifications, indications for use of common medications, and potential contraindications adversely affecting medical care outcomes.


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    HSC 2200 - Community Health Problems


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    This course is a study of factors that affect health, prevention and control of disease through organized community effort and utilization of available resources.


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    HSC 2401 - Emergency First Aid and CPR


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    This course includes a thorough study of approved practices in first aid, medical self-help and CPR which are essential for survival in emergency and disaster situations. Additional special fee is required.


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    HSC 2402 - American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid


    (1 Credit Hour)
    (A.A.)


    The American Red Cross course in Wilderness First Aid is designed to provide individuals with a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical response such as wilderness and remote environments; including urban disasters like earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes. American Red Cross Certification is optional.


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    HSC 2531 - Understanding Medical Language


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.S.)


    This course provides the learner with a working knowledge of medical terms relating to the human body in health and disease. Descriptive definitions and applications of practical significance are included with emphasis on the meaning of root words and combination forms. Additional special fees are required.


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    HSC 2721 - Evidence-Based Healthcare Practice


    (1 Credit Hour)
    (A.S.)


    This course focuses on providing students with the comprehensive knowledge and skill base needed to make evidence-based decisions.  Methods of critical evaluation of data needed to support planning, implementation, and evaluation will be emphasized.  Students will address concerns in the professional work setting by analyzing decisions made through use of evidence.


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    HSC 2930 - Special Topics: Health and Wellness


    (1 to 3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    This course is designed to meet the special needs of individuals or groups for whom regularly described courses may not be available.


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Humanities

  
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    HUM 1020 - Introduction to the Humanities


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    This course meets Area IV of the A.A./A.S. general education requirements.  This course is a basic introduction to the study of the Humanities intended to establish or broaden an appreciation of the arts. The course surveys the development, function, and influences of the various humanistic disciplines as they are expressed in different cultures across time through a chronological and interdisciplinary approach. The primary humanistic disciplines explored in the course include the visual arts, literature, performing arts, philosophy, history, and mythology/religion.


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    HUM 2210 - Intercultural Humanities: The Ancient World


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: ENC 1101  with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course meets Area IV of the A.A./A.S. general education requirements, the Gordon Rule requirement and part of the International/Intercultural requirement. This course presents an intercultural survey of the humanistic arts and letters from the perspective of various cultures that may include the West, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and the Far East from prehistory through the classical civilizations which may include Greece, Rome, China, Persia and India.


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    HUM 2234 - Intercultural Humanities: Enlightenment Through Romanticism


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: ENC 1101  with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course meets Area IV requirements for the A.A./A.S. general education requirements and part of the six hour international/intercultural requirement and the Gordon Rule requirement. This course presents an intercultural survey of the humanistic arts and letters from the perspective of various cultures that may include the West, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and trhe Far East from the 17th Century through the 19th century focusing on the intellectual and artistic eras of the Enlightenment and Romanticism.


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    HUM 2235 - Intercultural Humanities: Medieval Period through Scientific Revolution


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites:   with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course meets Area IV requirements for the A.A./A.S. general education requirements. This course presents an intercultural survey of the humanistic arts and letters from the perspective of various cultures that may include the West, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and the Far East from the Medieval Period through the Scientific Revolution. This course meets part of the six-hour international/intercultural requirement and the Gordon Rule requirement.


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    HUM 2250 - Intercultural Humanities: The Modern World


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: ENC 1101  with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course meets Area IV of the A.A./A.S. general education requirements, the Gordon Rule requirement and part of the International/Intercultural requirement. This course presents an intercultural survey of the humanistic arts and letters from the perspective of various cultures which may include the West, the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and the Far East from the 18th Century to the present.


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    HUM 2930 - Special Topics: Humanities


    (1 to 4 variable Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    This course is designed to meet the special needs of individuals or groups for whom regularly described courses may not be available.


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Human Nutrition

  
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    HUN 2201 - Fundamentals of Human Nutrition


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    This course presents the basic fundamentals of human nutrition by application of principles in chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology. Content includes carbohydrates, protein, fat, vitamins, minerals and water for nutrition throughout various stages of life, and the major links of nutrition to promotion of health. The properties, functions, requirements, interrelationships and metabolism of nutrients are presented. Students learn to calculate individual calorie and nutrient needs. Current nutrition topics are discussed.


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    HUN 3126 - Food and Culture


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course explores the relationship between food and culture in different races and ethnic groups. Content includes a study of food and its production, distribution and consumption. The course also explores food’s symbolism and history, its implications for health and well-being, and role of food and nutrition in national development and global politics.


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    HUN 3205 - Dietary Influences on Disease


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course focuses on how nutrition and diet can influence and cause various disorders and diseases of the human body. The course provides an introduction to clinical nutrition, including nutritional assessment and therapy in patient care.


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    HUN 3272 - Sports Nutrition


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course focuses on the role that nutrition, complemented by physical activity, plays in health and wellness. The influence of exercise on specific nutrient demands and utilization of nutrients will be examined.


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    HUN 3403 - Lifecycle Nutrition


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course addresses nutrient requirements, dietary adequacy, food habits and special nutritional concerns during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, including aging. Socioeconomic, cultural and psychological influences on food and nutrition behavior are addressed.


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    HUN 3601 - Nutrition Education


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course focuses on principles of education, counseling and communication as they are applied to the field of nutrition education.


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Interdisciplinary Honors

  
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    IDH 1110 - Interdisciplinary Studies in General Education I-Honors


    (6 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: Permit required.

    Introduction to process of rational thought and how people have organized processes to define the human and physical universe. Focuses on Greek contributions to process, compares them to modern culture and integrates disciplines of physics, mathematics, language, rhetoric, psychology, and humanities. Honors program permission required.  Minimum grade of “C” required to satisfy Gordon rule, and part of the six hour International/Intercultural requirement. (This course satisfies area IV Humanities course, three credits; and ENC 1101, written communications I, three credits).


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    IDH 1111 - Interdisciplinary Studies in General Education II-Honors


    (6 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: Permit required.

    An exploration of mathematics through the humanities. Focuses on process itself and impact process has on modern culture. Integrates information from mathematics and humanities, as well as areas that may include art, astronomy, biology, psychology, economics, and communications. Honors program permission required.  Minimum grade of “C” required to satisfy Gordon rule, and part of the six hour International/Intercultural requirement. (This course satisfies area II Mathematics, three credits, and area IV Humanities, three credits).


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    IDH 1112 - Interdisciplinary Studies in General Education -Honors


    (6 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: Permit required.

    Introduction to process of rational thought and how people have organized process to define human values and physical universe. Focuses on Greeks, contributions to process, compares them to contemporary culture and integrates disciplines of rhetoric, philosophy, and humanities. Gordon rule course in which the student is required to demonstrate college-level writing skills through multiple writing assignments.  Minimum grade of “C” required to satisfy Gordon rule, general education requirements, and part of the six hour International/Intercultural requirement. (This course satisfies LIT 2000: Introduction to literature, three credits, and an area IV Humanities course focusing on art and humanities, or philosophy and religion, three credits.)


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    IDH 2120 - Interdisciplinary Studies in General Education III-Honors


    (6 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: Permit required.

    Examination of paradigm-shift that emerged as recently as the early 20th century as result of revolutionary ideas in the natural sciences and the social sciences. Focuses on changing attitudes toward the physical body as well as the body politic, along with its impact on the world and contemporary human values. Integrates biology and psychology, as well as areas that may include politics, mathematics, sociology, communications, and humanities.  Honors program permission required.  Minimum grade of “C” required to satisfy Gordon rule and general education requirements. (This course satisfies area V Natural Science course, three credits; and area III Social and Behavioral Sciences course, three credits)


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    IDH 2121 - Interdisciplinary Studies in General Education IV-Honors


    (6 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: Permit required.

    An interdisciplinary examination of world politics and their implications in the global community.  A critical examination of the historical and social conditions under which seminal political ideas appeared, with an emphasis on 20th and 21st century developments.  Economics meets political science and sociology in an examination of new world views and reflections upon historical context. Honors program permission required.  Minimum grade of “C” required to satisfy Gordon rule, and part of the six hour International/Intercultural requirement. (This course satisfies two area III Social and Behavioral Science courses, three credits each, combining two of the following three areas:  historical, political/economic, and social/behavioral sciences)


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Industrial and Applied Psychology

  
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    INP 1390 - Human Relations


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    This course meets Area III of the A.S. general education requirements in limited programs. This course deals with human relationships. It provides a practical foundation for personal productive functioning in the work environment. Fundamental principles of human relations are developed through investigation of individual behavior and the social forces acting on individuals and applying these principles to daily and working life.


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    INP 2101 - Applied Psychology


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: PSY 2012  with a grade of “C” or better or permission of instructor.

    This course is designed to promote an understanding of the very wide applications of psychology to all areas of life including problems of motivation, adjustment, interpersonal relationships, the family, education and the world of work. Practicum experiences are required.


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International Relations

  
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    INR 2002 - International Relations


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: ENC 1101  with a “C” or better.

    This course meets Area III of the A.A./A.S. general education requirements. It also meets the Gordon Rule requirement and meets part of the six-hour International/Intercultural requirement for graduation. This course is an introduction to international relations designed to present basic concepts of international political realities, nationalism, imperialism, state systems and contemporary ideological struggles.


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    INR 2500 - Model United Nations


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

    This course meets the Gordon Rule requirement and part of the six-hour international/intercultural requirement for graduation. This course focuses on the history, current operations and future prospects of multilateral diplomacy and the United Nations. This includes attention to the structure, process and efficacy of the United Nations in the international system. This course will also involve focus on contemporary topics before the United Nations as assigned by the instructors.


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    INR 2500A - Model United Nations


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: INR 2500  and permission of the instructor.

    This course focuses on the history, current operations and future prospects of multilateral diplomacy and the United Nations. This includes attention to the structure, process and efficacy of the United Nations in the international system. This course will also involve focus on contemporary topics before the United Nations as assigned by the instructors. Degree-seeking students who are making progress on their degree programs are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for this course. Additional special fees are required.


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    INR 2500B - Model United Nations


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: INR 2500  and permission of the instructor.

    This course focuses on the history, current operations and future prospects of multilateral diplomacy and the United Nations. This includes attention to the structure, process and efficacy of the United Nations in the international system. This course will also involve focus on contemporary topics before the United Nations as assigned by the instructors. Degree-seeking students who are making progress on their degree programs are advised to consult the transfer university about the number of transferrable credits for this course. Additional special fees are required.


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Information Systems Management

  
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    ISM 3324 - Applications in Information Security


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    Prerequisites:  

    This course helps develop the important security concepts relative to software application development and access control that provide the knowledge and skills necessary for the successful management of information security in an organization. Students learn the environment where software is designed and developed as well as the critical role software plays in providing security to an organization’s information systems. The course focuses on software development concepts that relate to security and how access control methodologies fit into the entire enterprise architecture.


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    ISM 4212 - Database Design and Administration


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    Prerequisites:  

    This course covers the essentials of database design and administration in a business environment and focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary to develop data models aligned with the requirements of business. This course also covers structured query language (SQL) and the object-oriented approach to data modeling and design.


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    ISM 4382 - Global Information Systems


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course addresses key management issues as they are applied to global information resources management. This course also addresses strategic global systems issues such as hardware, software, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), electronic business integration, security and infrastructure support for a variety of industries.


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    ISM 4480 - Electronic Commerce Systems and Strategies


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course familiarizes the student with the management approach to defining and implementing e-commerce (EC) systems. The course addresses the digital economy, EC strategy and marketing and EC models (Business to Business, Business to Consumer, etc.) as well as EC architectures. The course covers management and regulatory issues in EC such as internationalization, electronic payment methods, Internet fraud, mobile e-commerce and current implementation technologies. Architectures and interdependence (i.e. integration) of systems is covered.


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Interdisciplinary Social Science

  
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    ISS 1949 - Work Experience I in Interdisciplinary Social Science


    (1 to 3 variable Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Four, eight or 12 hours of volunteer or work experience a week are expected depending on the credit hour requirements. Prerequisites: At least one social science course and permission of instructor or program manager.

    This work-study course reinforces education and professional growth in a student’s academic major through coordinated field experiences. The student, instructor and work site supervisor work together to determine specific learning objectives for each student. The student is then evaluated based on documentation of satisfactory completion of the learning objectives and work assignments. With program manager’s approval and based upon degree requirements, degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree program may repeat this course for a maximum total of three credits.


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    ISS 2949 - Work Experience II in Interdisciplinary Social Science


    (1 to 3 variable Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Four, eight or 12 hours of volunteer or work experience a week are required depending on the credit hour requirements. Prerequisites: At least one social science course and permission of instructor or program manager.

    This work-study course is designed to continue training in a student’s academic major through field experiences. The student, instructor and work-site supervisor work together to determine specific learning objectives for each student. The student is then evaluated based on documentation of satisfactory completion of the learning objectives and technical project. With program manager’s approval and based upon degree requirements, degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree program may repeat this course for a maximum total of three credits.


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    ISS 3300 - Introduction to Evidence Based Research Methods


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (B.A.S.)


    This course introduces students to the methodologies used in Science and Social Science Research. It covers both qualitative and quantitative research design, sampling, measurement, analysis, and critical evaluation of scholarly literature.


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Journalism

  
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    JOU 1100 - Basic Reporting


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: ENC 1101 .

    This course meets the Gordon Rule requirement. This is an introduction to fundamentals of print journalism. Issues in media law, including libel and privacy, and the ethics of journalism are explored. Students learn the basics of reporting techniques, including interviewing skills, computer assisted reporting, civic journalism and information gathering. Students should anticipate spending additional time outside the classroom covering events on campus and in the community to fulfill written assignments.


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    JOU 1103 - Advanced Reporting and Editing


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Three hours per week. Prerequisites: JOU 1100 .

    This course will focus on advanced reporting for the print media. Throughout the semester, students will employ sophisticated research methods, including public records searches, computer-assisted reporting and archival research. Additionally, students will develop and polish their reporting skills, while gaining a greater understanding of how news is constructed in relation to institutions and people in public life.


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    JOU 1303 - Feature Article Writing


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Three hours per week. Prerequisites: JOU 1100  or MMC 2100 . Concurrent is acceptable.

    This course will provide students with an intense training in a specific area of journalism, feature article writing. This course will place emphasis on the generation of ideas, identification of multiple sources for interview, background research, investigative techniques, and the legal and ethical responsibilities of journalists. An introduction to award-winning copy written in narrative style will be provided.


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    JOU 1440L - College Magazine Production I


    (1 to 3 variable Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENC 1101 .

    This course provides the student an opportunity to contribute to the making of a humanities magazine that encourages and gives voice to the artistic expression of students at State College of Florida. The students are involved in the layout and makeup of the magazine, including selecting literary and art works, editing and proofreading. Students who are degree seeking and making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of three (3) times; however, no more than a total of three (3) credits may count toward elective credits for one’s degree.


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    JOU 1441L - College Magazine Production II


    (1 to 3 variable Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: Successful completion of JOU 1440L  and ENC 1101 .

    This course provides students an opportunity to take a leadership role in the making of the annual humanities magazine, which encourages and gives voice to the artistic expression of students at State College of Florida. Students participate in the layout and makeup of the magazine including selecting literary and art works, editing and proofreading and providing coordination with printing professionals. Students who are degree seeking and making progress in their degree programs may repeat this course a maximum of three (3) times; however, no more than a total of three (3) credits may count toward elective credits for one’s degree.


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    JOU 2602 - Introduction to Photojournalism


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Three hours per week. Prerequisites: PGY 1800C .

    This course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the ethical and practical demands of photojournalism. Students are responsible for producing a body of work suitable for publication and are required to complete a variety of assignments by attending various community events. Additional special fee is required.


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Latin American History

  
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    LAH 2020 - Latin American History


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    This is an introductory survey course in Latin American history. The course covers Latin American history and culture from pre-Columbian times to the present day. Significant points in that history are highlighted and a foundation laid for a basic knowledge of the subject and/or further study.


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Leisure

  
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    LEI 1263 - Backpacking


    (2 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    This course is a study of the efficiency of self-transportation and survival in undeveloped natural settings, and utilization and appreciation of our natural resources. Additional special fees are required.


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Library and Information Studies

  
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    LIS 2004 - Introduction to College Research


    (1 Credit Hour)
    (A.A.)


    Overview of college-level research skills. Students will learn methods and strategies for retrieving, evaluating, using, and documenting information from library catalogs, library databases, and other authoritative sources. Recommended for students preparing to do research for essays, research reports and presentations.


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    LIS 2930 - Special Topics: Library and Information Studies


    (1 to 4 variable Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    This course is designed to meet the special needs of individuals and groups for whom regular, described courses may not be available.


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    LIS 3000 - Information Literacy for Professional Practice


    (1 Credit Hour)
    (B.A.S./B.S.)


    Introduction to information literacy principles and research practices for undergraduate students, with an emphasis on finding, evaluating, synthesizing and utilizing information in a professional setting. Students will learn applied information literacy and research skills that enable them to use a variety of information resources and research tools effectively.


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Literature

  
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    LIT 1949 - Co-op Work Experience in Literature


    (1 to 3 variable Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Twelve hours of volunteer or work experience per week are expected based on the credit hour requirements. Prerequisites: permission of instructor or program manager.

    This work-study course reinforces education and professional growth in a student’s academic major through coordinated field experiences. The student, instructor and work-site supervisor work together to determine specific learning objectives for each student. The student is then evaluated based on documentation of satisfactory completion of the learning objectives and work assignments. With program manager’s approval and based upon degree requirements, degree-seeking students who are making progress in their degree program may repeat this course for a maximum total of three credits.


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    LIT 2000 - Introduction to Literature


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: ENC 1101  and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102  with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course meets the Area IV requirement for A.A./A.S. general education, the Gordon Rule requirement, and part of the six-hour International/Intercultural requirement.  This course provides a close inspection into literary techniques, conventions, and genres in literature with emphasis on historical, cultural, analytical, and theoretical contexts.


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    LIT 2012 - The Novel


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: ENC 1101  and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102  with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course meets Area IV of the A.A./A.S. general education requirement, the Gordon Rule requirement and part of the International/Intercultural requirement. The course examines the origin and development of literary conventions unique to the genre as developed by writers from a variety of cultural experiences.


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    LIT 2020 - The Short Story


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: ENC 1101  and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102  with a grade of “C” or better.

    The course meets Area IV of the A.A./A.S. general education requirements, the Gordon Rule requirement and part of the International/Intercultural requirement. The course provides a study of the short-story genre that includes examination of representative works, both traditional and experimental, by writers from around the world.


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    LIT 2030 - Introduction to Poetry


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: ENC 1101  and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102  with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course meets Area IV of A.A./A.S. general education requirements, the Gordon Rule requirement, and part of the International/Intercultural requirement. This course will introduce students to forms and techniques of poetry; major poets and movements from the Renaissance to the present; and written analysis, explication, interpretation and evaluation of poetry.


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    LIT 2090 - Contemporary Literature


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: ENC 1101  and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102  with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course meets Area IV of the A.A./A.S. general education requirements, the Gordon Rule requirement and part of the International/Intercultural requirement. The course is a study of representative works by writers from diverse cultures during the contemporary period that extends from World War II through the Post-Modernists. Students read works by artists who have contributed to literary movements of global significance.


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    LIT 2110 - World Literature I


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: ENC 1101  and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102  with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course meets Area IV of the A.A./A.S. general education requirements, the Gordon Rule requirement and part of the International/Intercultural requirement. This course includes an analytical reading of major literary works and an examination of the social and historical background and culture of each period covered. Selected masterpieces include works from the beginning of ancient civilizations through the Renaissance.


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    LIT 2120 - World Literature II


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: ENC 1101  and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102  with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course meets Area IV of the A.A./A.S. general education requirements, the Gordon Rule requirement and part of the International/Intercultural requirement. This course includes an analytical reading of major literary works and an examination of the social and historical background and culture of each period covered. Selected masterpieces include works from the Restoration through the Contemporary period.


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    LIT 2310 - Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: ENC 1101  and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102  with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course meets Area IV of the A.A./A.S. general education requirements, the Gordon Rule requirement and part of the International/Intercultural requirement. Critical and historical analyses of these popular genres, with emphasis on major authors and subgenres, including their connection to cultural experiences and historical moments, coverage of texts includes early inceptions of Gothic writing and extends to contemporary authors.


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    LIT 2380 - Women in Literature


    (3 Credit Hours)
    (A.A.)


    Prerequisites: ENC 1101  and concurrent registration in or completion of ENC 1102  with a grade of “C” or better.

    This course meets Area IV of the A.A./A.S. general education requirements, the Gordon Rule requirement and part of the International/Intercultural requirement. This course presents a critical, historical and thematic study of women writers from a variety of cultures and continents. Course content includes studies of literature and politics, genre, literary theory and aesthetics. Focus is on intercultural and international diversity.


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