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    PTA 201 - Kinesiology


    A study of muscle structure and function as they relate to the science of human motion.  Emphasizes basic principles of movement and their application to physical therapy, including, manual muscle testing, pathological posture and gait patterns.  A laboratory experience that includes the application of kinesiology and exercise principles is integrated in the learning experience.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Corequisite:  PTA 202 Therapeutic Exercise, PTA 210 Clinical Affiliation II

     

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Explain and discuss the role of the Physical Therapist Assistant in the application of interventions and in the patient examination/evaluation process.
    2.  Perform all modalities/interventions presented in lab/lecture in a safe, technically competent manner as they relate to specific diagnosis presented, including manual muscle testing and gait and posture assessment.
    3.  Demonstrate appropriate communication skills in establishing patient/therapist rapport and in communicating adequate instructions/explanations orally and in writing concerning all interventions with patient, peers and other caregivers.
    4.  Conduct themselves professionally, and ethically with respect for others' differences when engaged in learning and simulated patient care activities.
    5.  Define kinesiology, osteokinematics, arthrokinematics, kinetics and biomechanics.
    6.  Describe joint and muscle structure and function and the forces placed upon them.
    7.  Define, discuss and describe normal motor learning and motor skill acquisition.

  
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    PTA 202 - Therapeutic Exercise


    A presentation of the principles and techniques of therapeutic exercise.  Specific neurological, medical, surgical and orthopedic conditions are studied, as are normal gait and posture.  A terminal project related to cultural competence in healthcare is presented.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Corequisites:  PTA 201 Kinesiology, PTA 210 Clinical Affiliation II

     

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Explain and discuss his/her role as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the application of interventions and the patient examination/evaluation process.
    2.  Perform all modalities/interventions presented in lab/lecture in a safe, technically competent manner as they relate to specific diagnosis presented, including:  manual and mechanical resistance exercise, stretching, proprioceptive exercise, aerobics, plyometric exercise and assessment, and interventions for orthopedic conditions.
    3.  Demonstrate appropriate communication skills in establishing patient/therapist rapport and in communicating adequate instructions/explanations orally and in writing concerning all interventions with patient, peers and other caregivers.
    4.  Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct, including respect for others' differences when engaged inlearning and simulated patient care activities.

  
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    PTA 203 - Therapeutic Assessment & Review for the PTA


    An overview of the basic orthopedic, neurological, integumentary, pediatric and cardiopulmonary assessments in th physical therapy clinical setting.  Includes the application of specific state laws to the performance of these assessments by physical therapist assistants.  Also included in this course will be brief reviews of pertinent/related pathological condiditons.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Corequisites:  PTA 213 Senior I, PTA 220 Clinical Affiliation III, PTA 224 Senior Seminar II

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    2 Class Hours
    Course Profile
     Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify basic therapeutic assessments in the following areas: upper and lower extremity orthopedics, spinal orthopedics, sensory system, balance and coordination (sitting and standing), pediatrics, integumentary and cardiopulmonary areas of physical therapy.
    2.  Explain the implications of the following as they pertain to rehabilitation: orthopedic injuries, neurological injuries/diseases, wound management, postural deficits, cardiopulmonary pathology, pediatric diseases/disabilities, gait deviations, normal gait patterns and pharmaceuticals.

  
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    PTA 210 - Clinical Affiliation II


    A clinical affiliation assignment in a health care facility to assist students to improve skills and increase experience.  Students work under the supervision of a physical therapist with patients requiring treatments including modalities, exercise routines related to neurological conditions, patient care skills, ambulation, activities of daily living and other interventions with which the student is familiar.  The student meets with the clinical coordinator to assess progress.  Includes the observation of surgical procedures.  Clinical hours: 40 hr/week for 5 weeks.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  PTA 110 Clinical Affiliation I

    Corequisites:  PTA 201 Kinesiology, PTA 202 Therapeutic Exercise

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    13.3 Clinical Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Perform all interventions/assessments in a safe, ethical, efficient and technically competent manner that minimizes risk to patient, self and others.
    2.  Communicate with patient, peers, family members and other caregivers in writing and orally in ways congruent to situational needs and supports delivery of patient services.
    3.  Obtain accurate information by performing selected data collection consistent with the plan of care established by PT.
    4.  Deliver established patient care to reflect respect for and sensitivity to individual differences.
    5.  Describe the method and document the experience of an observed surgical procedure.
    6.  Manage at least one-half a typical patient caseload by the final week of the affiliation.
    7.  Demonstrate time management skills.

  
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    PTA 213 - Senior Seminar I


    An exploration of the physical therapist assistant's professional role in the testing and treatment of more complex neurological, orthopedic, medical and surgical conditions.  Consideration of psychosocial issues are also discussed.  Review for the PTA licensing exam.  This course is presented in a seminar format of 12 to 15 hours per week for the first 7 weeks of the semester.  SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS:  This course may be presented by guest lecturers, and sessions may be held off campus in various health care facilities depending upon the particular topic.  Significant preparation time outside of regular class hours is required.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Corequisites:  PTA 220 Clinical Affiliation III, PTA 224 Senior Seminar II

     

    Credits: 5
    Hours
    5 Seminar Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Perform all modalities/interventions/assessments presented in lab/lecture in a safe, technically competent manner.
    2.  Demonstrate the safe and correct procedure for the clinical applicaiton of thermal modalities including Diathermy, Ultraviolet and Infra-red radiation.
    3.  Identify a variety of prosthetics, braces, and orthotics including components, material used in fabrication, advantages, disadvantages, indications and contraindications.
    4.  Interact professionally with other members of the health care team and discuss professional research presented including:  patients with visual or hearing loss, Sports Medicine and taping, cardiac rehabilitation, Chest PT, Complimentary medicine, vestibular therapy, falls assessment, sensory integration and NDT, selective functional movement assessment, hippotherapy, developmental disabilites, networking, interviewing and employment process, G codes and billing, Fish Philosophy, hydrotherapy, and lymphedema.
    5.  Recognize individual and cultural differences and respond appropriately in all aspects of physical therapy services.
    6.  Identify career development and lifelong learning opportunities

  
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    PTA 220 - Clinical Affiliation III


    A clinical affiliation assignment in a health care facility to assist students in mastering entry-level skills for employment as a physical therapist assistant.  Students work under the supervision of a physical therapist with a wide variety of patients requiring treatments including modalities, exercise routines related to neurological conditions, patient care skills, gait training, activities of daily living and other interventions with which the student is familiar.  Students meet several times with the clinical coordinator to assess progress.  Clinical hours:  40 hr/week for 6 weeks.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  PTA 201 Kinesiology, PTA 202 Therapeutic Exercise, PTA 210 Clinical Affiliation II

    Corequisites:  PTA 213 Senior Seminar I, PTA 224 Senior Seminar II

    Credits: 6
    Hours
    16 Clinical Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Perform all interventions/assessments in a safe, ethical, efficient and technically competent manner that minimizes risk to patient, self and others.
    2.  Communicate with patient, peers, family members and other caregivers in writing and orally in ways congruent to situational needs and supports delivery of patient services.
    3.  Obtain accurate information by performing selected data collection consistent with the plan of care established by PT.
    4.  Deliver established patient care to reflect respect for and sensitivity to individual differences.
    5.  Demonstrate time management skills.
    6.  Research a case study on a patient undergoing physical therapy.
    7.  Manage a typical patient caseload, appropriate for the entry level PTA by the final week of the affiliation.

  
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    PTA 224 - Senior Seminar II


    A capstone course designed to allow students to integrate their theoretical knowledge and their clinical experience.  Students meet and present case studies in seminar format based on their clinical experience.  If time permits, special topics are presented and discussed.  In addition, a student/teacher conference is required for each student prior to graduation.  The course is held for 9 hrs/week for 2 weeks.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  PTA 213 Senior Seminar I, PTA 220 Clinical Affiliation III

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Seminar Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate the ability to complete data collection from the patient chart, family, personnel and literature review and discuss the impact of data collected in progression of patient interventions within the plan of care established by the PT.
    2.  Discuss the impact of psychosocial factors and reimbursement policies on patient interventions and outcomes.
    3.  Describe the interrelationship of physical therapy practitioners and other health care providers to the patient's total treatment plan.
    4.  Discuss the integration of theory learned in PTA courses and learning gained through practical experience in the clinic.
    5.  Demonstrate that he/she has been socialized into the role of Physical Therapist Assistant and has internalized appropriate characteristics as shown through action and appearance.
    6.  Present a case study on a patient undergoing physical therapy.

  
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    PTA 299 - Independent Study


    An individual student project with advanced work in a specific area of physical Therapy.  Independent study is concerned with material beyond the scope and depth of courses currently offered by the department chairperson.  Conducted under the direction of a faculty member.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Approval of Department Chairperson

     

    Credits: 1-3
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate the ability to work independently to achieve a goal.
    2.  Demonstrate proficiency in the specific area of study.

  
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    RAD 100 - Introduction to Clinical Education


    Overview of radiologic technology through the study of its historical development, its placement in the medical field today, the organization of a modern radiology department, professional ethics, medicolegal aspects of radiology, and medical terminology.  This course is designated as a service learning course.  The service learning component of the course requires the completion of 50 hours of approved volunteer/service learning experience in a hospital diagnostic imaging department prior to the start of the course.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  50 volunteer/service learning hours in a hospital diagnostic imaging department

    Credits: 2.5
    Hours
    2.5 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Communicate with patients in a compassionate and caring manner.
    2.  Define basic medical terms, medical abbreviations and symbols.
    3.  Apply medical/professional ethics in the context of a broader societal ethic.
    4.  Explain concepts of personal honesty, integrity, accountability, competence and compassion as ethical imperatives in health care.
    5.  Identify legal and professional standards and relate each to practice in health professions.
    6.  Explain the legal implications of professional liability, malpractice, professional negligence and other legal doctrines applicable to professional practice.
    7.  Identify the benefits of contining education as related to improved patient care and professional enhancement.

  
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    RAD 101 - Image Production and Evaluation I


    Introduction to the basic principles of radiographic imaging including recording media, processing methods, radiographic quality and radiographic accessories.  Lecture and laboratory are coordinated to enhance these fundamental concepts.

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    2 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify and describe a quality radiographic image, various imaging systems, and the components of an imaging system.
    2.  Describe the conventional processing area and darkroom, radiographic film, and digital processing.
    3.  Perform, identify and describe the steps to automatic processing and alternative processing methods.
    4.  Identify and differentiate between the types of intensifying screens, digital imaging plates, digital detectors, and imaging artifacts.
    5.  Perform, identify, and briefly describe how the geometric and photographic properties affect a quality radiographic image such as density, contrast, recorded detail and distortion.

  
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    RAD 101 L - Image Production and Evaluation I Laboratory


    Introduction to the basic principles of radiographic imaging including recording media, processing methods, radiographic quality and radiographic accessories.  Lecture and laboratory are coordinated to enhance these fundamental concepts.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify and describe a quality radiographic image, various imaging systems, and the components of an imaging system.
    2.  Describe the conventional processing area and darkroom, radiographic film, and digital processing.
    3.  Perform, identify and describe the steps to automatic processing and alternative processing methods.
    4.  Identify and differentiate between the types of intensifying screens, digital imaging plates, digital detectors, and imaging artifacts.
    5.  Perform, identify, and briefly describe how the geometric and photographic properties affect a quality radiographic image such as density, contrast, recorded detail and distortion.

  
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    RAD 102 W - Image Production and Evaluation II


    Advanced study of the factors contributing to the radiographic image and evaluation.  This course is designated as a writing emphasis course.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  RAD 101 Image Production and Evaluation I

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 1 Laboratory Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify and describe the basic fundamentals of x-ray production.
    2.  Describe the possible fates of x-ray photons interacting with matter and how various beam limitations can control scatter.
    3.  Identify and describe the anatomical and patholocigal factors that affect the radiographic image.
    4.  Perform and describe how the image receptor responds to x-rays and the various tools and charts that are used to evaluate this response.
    5.  Perform, identify and briefly describe the terms of exposure manipulation, automatic exposure control, and the analysis of image quality.

  
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    RAD 103 L - Positioning I


    Instruction and practice in radiographic positioning or the appendicular skeleton.

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    5 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify and discriminate between terms such as conventional radiographic image, digital image, projection, position, method, view, and several other basic positioning terms.
    2.  Identify and describe the patient positioning, CR direction, tube angulation, centering point, anatomical structures demonstrated and evaluation criteria for each of the following radiographic projections/positions involving the upper extremities, lower extremities, chest, abdomen, and shoulder girdle.
    3.  Identify the position demonstrated on radiographic images of the upper and lower extremities, chest, abdomen, and shoulder girdle regions.
    4.  Perform or simulate the above mentioned radiographic projections/methods on phantoms or live subject, respectively.
    5.  Perform 85% proficiency in hands-on evaluations with each of the following areas upper extremity, lower extremity, chest, abdomen, and shoulder girdle, prior to performing these types of exams on patients in the clinical setting.

  
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    RAD 104 - Positioning II


    Instruction and practice in radiographic positioning of the axial skeleton.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  RAD 100 Introduction to Clinical Education

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    1 Class Hour; 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify and describe the patient positioning, CR direction, tube angulation, centering point, anatomical structures demonstrated, and evaluation criteria for the required radiographic positions/projections involving the bony thorax, pelvic girdle, spinal column, and skull.
    2.  Identify the position/projection demonstrated on radiographic images of the bony thorax, pelvic girdle, spinal column, and skull.
    3.  Perform or simulate the required radiographic positions/projections on phantoms or live subject, respectively.
    4.  Perform 85% on practical evaluations with each of the following areas; bony thorax, pelvic girdle, spinal column, and skull, prior to performing these exams on patients in the clinical setting.

  
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    RAD 110 L - Methods of Patient Care


    Patient care procedures routinely performed in the radiology department.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Laboratory Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify and explain the following procedures that deal with the care of a patient in the radiology department; basic first aid, transporting the patient safely, vital signs, medical and surgical asepsis, intubation, and contrast media.
    2.  Perform practical evaluations for patient transport and blood pressure on live patients.
    3.  Fill a syringe with contrast media.
    4.  Give a brief explanation of the ancillary radiology departments.

  
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    RAD 115 - Radiation Protection


    Basic radiation protection for the student radiographer.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Explain the justification and responsibility of providing radiation protection during radiographic exams.
    2.  Define and identify the production of x-ray and the types of x-ray interactions with matter.
    3.  Identify and differentiate radiation quantities, the appropriate symbols for each, and the recommended measurement guidelines.
    4.  Identify and describe the biological effects from ionizing radiation and means of protecting the patient and occupational radiographers.
    5.  Identify and describe the various methods and/or devices that may be used to detect and monitor radiation exposure.

  
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    RAD 131 - Clinical Education I


    Introduction and orientation to the Radiology Department in an affiliating site.  Clinical hours: 7.5 hours/day for 6 days; 45 hours total.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  RAD 100 Introduction to Clinical Education

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    45 Clinical Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Properly identify patients and exam to be performed.
    2.  Communicate effectively with the patient, the staff, and classmates.
    3.  Read and utilize radiographic control panels.
    4.  Observe and assist the radiographer in a radiographic examination.
    5.  Perform a minimum on three (3) tasks analyses.
    6.  Identify all items on the clinical performance evaluation with 90% accuracy.
    7.  Maintain all records of clinical assignment hours and clinical examinations observed or performed with a radiographer.

  
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    RAD 132 - Clinical Education II


    Observation and clinical experience for the development of competency involving elementary radiographic procedures in an affiliated site.  Clinical hours:  12 hr/week for 15 weeks.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  RAD 100 Introduction to Clinical Education, BIO 131 Human Biology I, RAD 131 Clinical Education I, and RAD 103 L Positioning I, or permission of instructor

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    12 Clinical Hours/Week
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Perform imaging procedures under direct supervision for first year level students.
    2.  Develop professional attitude by putting into practice knowledge of ethics, patient care, and communication skills.
    3.  Become more proficient in the use of radiographic equipment and adhere to radiation protection measures.
    4.  Integrate the radiographer's practice standards and HIPAA requirements into the clinical practice setting.
    5.  Perform with 80% accuracy a minimum of 10 competencies on specific categories, after proving proficient on-campus practical exams.

  
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    RAD 133 - Summer Clinical Education III


    Clinical experience for development of competency involving general radiographic procedures in an affiliated site.  Clinical hours: 7.5 hr/day for 30 days; 225 hours total.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  RAD 132 Clinical Education II, BIO 132 Human Biology II, RAD 104 Positioning II, or permission of instructor

    Corequisites:  RAD 216 Imaging Modalities

    Credits: 5
    Hours
    7.5 hr/day for 30 days; 225 hours total
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Perform imaging procedures under direct/indirect supervision for progressing second year level students and observing other imaging modalities.
    2.  Maintain professional attitude by integrating appropriate personal and professional values into clinical practice.
    3.  Demonstrate proficiency in the use of radiographic equipment, radiation protection, patient communication, and contrast agents.
    4.  Maintain radiographer's practice standards and HIPAA compliance.
    5.  Perform with 80% accuracy a minimum of 10 competencies on specific categories, after providing proficient on-campus practical exams.

  
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    RAD 201 - Equipment Operation and Maintenance


    Principles and operation of radiographic imaging equipment, tube design, X-ray circuitry, mobile equipment, image intensification, and digital radiography/fluoroscopy.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  RAD 102W Image Production and Evaluation II

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    2 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe and compare imaging systems and the main components of each.
    2.  Define and explain electrostatics, electrodynamics, and magnetism.
    3.  Identify and briefly describe electromagnetism, laws of electromagnetic indution, electromechanical devices, and transformers.
    4.  Describe the construction and principles of operation of the x-ray circuitry, timers, rectifiers, generators, and mobile x-ray units.
    5.  Identify and describe the construction, principles of operation, advantages and disadvantages of x-ray tube design, rating charts, and digital imaging equipment.

  
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    RAD 204 L - Advanced Positioning


    Instruction and practice in positioning techniques involving the skull, facial bones, and advanced radiographic procedures and sectional anatomy.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  RAD 133 Clinical Education III

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Laboratory Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify and describe the patient positioning, CR direction, tube angulation, centering point, anatomical structures demonstrated, and evaluation criteria for the required radiographic positions/projections involving the skull, sinuses, orbits, and facial bones.
    2.  Identify the position/projection demonstrated on radiographic images of the skull, sinuses, orbits, and facial bones.
    3.  Perform or simulate the required radiographic positions/projections on phantoms or live patients respectively.
    4.  Perform 90% on practical evaluations with each of the following areas of the head; sinuses, orbits, and facial bones.
    5.  Identify and explain the following Advanced Radiographic procedures; Pediatric Radiography, Bone Densitometry, Radiography of the Respriatory System, Radiography of the Genito-Urinary System, and Radiography of the Reproductive System.
    6.  Identify the basic sectional anatomy of the brain, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and extremities.
    7.  Correlate and identify sectional anatomy on CT & MRI images with cadaver images and diagrams.

     

  
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    RAD 211 - Pharmacology for Radiographers


    Pharmacology and drug administration for imaging technologists.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIO 132 Human Biology II

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Distinguish between the chemical, generic and trade names for select drugs.
    2.  Classify drugs according to specific categories.
    3.  Explain the effects of select drugs on medical imaging procedures and explain the actions, uses and side effects for select drugs.
    4.  Explain the pharmacology of barium and iodine compounds.
    5.  Describe methods and techniques for administering various types of contrast agents and identify and describe the routes of drug administration.
    6.  Demonstrate appropriate venipuncture technique on a simulated arm utilizing appropriate aseptic technique.
    7.  Identify, describe and document complications associated with intravenous drug therapy and appropriate actions to resolve these complications.
    8.  Explain the current legal and ethical status of the radiographer's role in drug administration.

  
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    RAD 216 - Imaging Modalities


    Introduction to the principles of computerized axial tomography, nuclear medicine, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  RAD 102 Image Production and Evaluation II

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe the following imaging procedures:  MRI; CT; Nuclear Medicine; PETCT and Ultrasound.
    2.  Provide patient education concerning the following procedures:  MRI; CT; Nuclear Medicine; PETCT and Ultrasound.
    3.  Observe each of the various imaging modalities for diagnostic studies:  MRI; CT; Nuclear Medicine; PETCT and Ultrasound.
    4.  Perform basic CT competencies of the head, thorax and abdomen.

  
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    RAD 220 - Radiologic Pathology


    A presentation of the various medical and surgical diseases and their relationship to radiographic procedures.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIO 132 Human Biology II

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define basic terms related to pathology.
    2.  Discuss the symptoms manifested and treatment of various congenital, chronic, acute, and acquired diseases.
    3.  Identify diseases causes by or contributed to by genetic factors.
    4.  Identify various disease processes radiographically.
    5.  Explain how a disease might affect the production of the radiographic image.

  
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    RAD 225 W - Advanced Imaging Procedures


    An overview of advanced imaging procedures such as:  equipment, the use of computers in imaging, responsibilities of the radiographer, and the care of the patient.  The use of body systems-based approach to imaging procedures.  This course is desinated as a writing emphasis course.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  RAD 230 Clinical Education IV, RAD 204 Advanced Positioning, or permission of instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe specialized radiographic equipment utilized for vascular, cardiac, surgical, interventional, an trauma radiography.
    2.  Identify radiographic anatomy utilizing advanced imaging procedures.
    3.  Determine the ideal diagnostic procedure which will provide optimal diagnostic results.
    4.  Provide patient education for advanced imaging procedures.

  
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    RAD 227 - CT Physics and Equipment


    This course is designed to cover system operations and components, image processing and display, image quality, and artifacts involved in Computed Tomography (CT).  Emphasis will be placed on data acquisition, tissue attenuation conversions, image reconstruction algorithms, processing display, and factors controlling image resolution.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  The student must be a Registered Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe the history of Computed Tomography.
    2.  Describe the components of the CT imaging system.
    3.  Describe the types, location, and function of CT detectors.
    4.  Define linear attenuation coefficient.
    5.  Define and describe the functions of the data acquisition system (DAS).
    6.  List CT computer data processing steps.
    7.  Identify common filters, algorithms, and kernel settings.
    8.  Explain post-processing techniques.
    9.  Define terms such as:
         a)  Pixel
         b)  Matrix
         c)  Pitch
         d)  X, Y, Z coordinates
         e)  CT/Hounsfield
         f)  Window width (WW) and Window level (WL)
         g)  Spatial resolution
         h)  Contrast resolution
         i)  Noise
         j)  Region of interest (ROI)
         k)  Sampling
    10.  Name the factors affecting image quality in CT.
    11.  Trace the sequence of events in CT scanning from application of electrical current to the x-ray tube through image display.
    12.  Relate differences between conventional and spiral CT scanning.
    13.  Name the radiation protection devices and scan factors used to reduce patient dose in CT.
    14.  List and describe current data storage techniques.

  
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    RAD 228 - CT Sectional Anatomy


    This course will cover the function and identification of cross-sectional anatomy as related to the Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging process.  Emphasis will be placed upon visualization of CT images of the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and musculoskeletal system for imaging professionals.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  The student must be a Registered Radiologic Technlogist (ARRT) or Permission of the Instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Name anatomical structures located within the head, neck, thorax, abdomen, pelvis, upper and lower extremities.
    2.  Describe the relationship of each anatomical structure to surrounding structures.
    3.  Describe the function of each anatomical structure.
    4.  Locate the anatomical structures on CT images in the transverse axial, coronal, sagittal, and orthogonal (oblique) planes.

  
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    RAD 229 - CT Pathology


    This course will provide an understanding of common diseases diagnosable using Computed Tolography (CT).  Importance will be placed upon the examination and demonstration of disease or trauma process from its description, etiology, associated symptoms and diagnosis with CT.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  The student must be a Registered Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define common terms used in the study of pathology.
    2.  Name common pathological conditions affecting any of the body systems studied in this course.
    3.  For each common pathological condition identified in the course:
         a)  Describe the disorder
         b)  List the etiology
         c)  Name the associated symptoms
         d)  Name the common means of diagnosis
         e)  List characteristic CT manifestations of the pathology
    4.  Identify each of the pathological conditions studied on CT images.
    5.  Identify pathology resulting from trauma on CT images.
    6.  Identify pathology common only in pediatric patients.

  
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    RAD 230 - Clinical Education IV


    Practical application of advanced positioning techniques in an affiliating site.  Clinical hours:  18 hrs/week for 15 weeks.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  RAD 133 Summer Clinical Education III or permission of instructor

    Credits: 6
    Hours
    18 Clinical Hours/Week
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Perform advanced imaging procedures under more indirect supervision for second year level students focusing on procedures such as:  skull, sinuses, facial bones, surgical, pediatric, trauma.
    2.  Demonstrate continued professional attitude in the clinical practice.
    3.  Maintain proficiency in the use of radiographic equipment, radiation protection, patient communication, and contrast agents.
    4.  Maintain radiographer's practice standards and HIPAA compliance.
    5.  Perform with 80% accuracy a minimum of 10 competencies on specific categories, after proving proficiency on campus practical exams.

  
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    RAD 232 - Clinical Education V


    Application of advanced radiographic procedures including evening assignments in an affiliated hospital.  Clinical hours:  12 hr/week for 15 weeks.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  RAD 230 Clinical Education IV

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    12 Clinical Hours/Week
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Perform advanced imaging procedures, simulations, and terminal competencies to include patient care and communication skills, radiation protection, image production, and evaluation images.
    2.  Demonstrate entry level radiographer skills and professional attitude.
    3.  Demonstrate competency in the use of radiographic equipment, radiation protection, patient communication, and contrast agents.
    4.  Maintain radiographer's practice standards and HIPAA compliance.
    5.  Complete American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Clinical Competency Requirements.

  
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    RAD 245 - Radiobiology


    Radiobiology and advanced radiation protection procedures related to diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radiation.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  RAD 201 Equipment Operation and Maintenance

    Credits: 2
    Hours
    2 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define and describe radiobiology, interactions of radiation and atoms, basic concepts of radiation, and the chemical composition of the human body.
    2.  Identify and describe the molecular composition of a cell and the effects of radiation on cells.
    3.  Describe the tissue radiosensitivity, systemic, genetic, and somatic effects of ionizing radiation.
    4.  Briefly describe the radiation-induced mutations of DNA and chromosomes.
    5.  Identify and describe means of radiation protection and measurement in order to follow the ALARA Concept.

  
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    RAD 250 L - Quality Assurance


    The basic principles and techniques of quality assurance testing presented and illustrated through laboratory experiments.  Major emphasis on the tests and measurements used to analyze imaging systems with minimum information loss.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  RAD 201 Equipment Operation and Maintenance

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Laboratory Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define and describe the historical development of quality assurance, quality management, quality care, quality control testing and the QM tool used to evaluate them.
    2.  Perform, identify and describe the purpose, frequency of testing, test equipment, potential problems, acceptance limits, and possible corrective actions for radiographic equipment, processing equipment, and viewing equipment.
    3.  Perform, identify and describe the quality control testing for beam geometry and quality.
    4.  Define and briefly describe quality assurance/control testing for CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Interventional, Mammography, and Digital Imaging.
    5.  Explain the purpose of Total Quality Management within a radiology department.

  
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    RAD 262 - Mammography


    Individual modules consisting of 1) patient education and assessment; 2) anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the breast; 3) positioning and image evaluation; 4) mammographic technique; and 5) instrumentation and quality assurance.  Preparation for the AART mammography registry examination.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisitie:  RAD 230 Clinical Education IV or equivalent

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate basic mammographic positioning skills.
    2.  Explain advanced positioning techniques for supplementary views, difficult patients and implant patients.
    3.  Describe how various physical characterisitcs of the x-ray tube affect mammographic imaging; perform mammography quality control testing procedures per MQSA guidelines.
    4.  Describe the differences between imaging systems used to perform Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) examinations.
    5.  Describe and develop a comprehensive quality assurance program for digital mammography; understand the differences between film-screen and digital imaging.
    6.  Describe the parameters in digital imaging that control resolution and contrast.

  
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    RAD 264 - CT Procedures


    This course is designed to provide detailed coverage of procedures for Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging.  Emphasis will be placed on patient care, patient assessment, basic pharmacology, medical ethics and law, and scanning procedures.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  The student must be a Registered Radiologic Technologist (ARRT)

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  List the CT scanner and scan room preparation steps necessary for CT procedures.
    2.  Educate the patient on the general aspects of CT and the specifics of the CT procedure.
    3.  Name the patient preparation required for each protocol.
    4.  Determine if contrast media is indicated for a specific protocol and if indicated, name the type, specify the dosage, and the route of administration.
    5.  Determine from the patient medical laboratory results, patient history, and charted information if the use of contrast media is contraindicated and explain why.
    6.  Describe the conditions that require a patient to grant informed consent in writing for a CT procedure.
    7.  List the range, azimuth, anatomical landmarks, patient orientation, position, and technical factors used to produce CT images for a given protocol.
    8.  Provide correct information concerning the scan field of view, display field of view, mode, algorithm, gantry angle, technical factors, range, table incrementation, and slice thickness for each procedure protocol.
    9.  List the routine filming format for each protocol studied.
    10.  Perform any nonroutine procedure tasks associated with CT protocols.
    11.  Differentiate between scanning parameters for routine CT procedure vs. spiral protocols.
    12.  Explain current trends in CT image archiving.
    13.  List post-procedure patient instructions for each procedure protocol.

  
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    RAD 266 - Magnetic Resonance Imaging


    Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Radiographer.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe the physics of MRI.
    2.  Analyze the types of disease processes that are diagnosed through the use of MRI.

  
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    RAD 295 - Seminar in Radiography


    Preparation of the technical report and its organization for both written and oral presentation.  Readings , review sessions, and practice exams in current literature and journals will prepare students for their ARRT Certification Examination.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Senior year status

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Prepare oral and written presentation.
    2.  Develop a resume.
    3.  Pass competency examinations with an 80% in:  Radiation Protection and Radiation Biology, Equipment Operation and Quality Control, Image Production and Evaluation, Patient Care, and Radiographic Procedures.

  
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    RAD 298 - Independent Clinical Study


    A one-time individual student clinical experience to be conducted under the direction of a clinical instructor and approved by the department chairperson.

    Credits: (1-2)
    Hours
    Clinical: TBD
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Perform specified imaging procedures to an appropriate level of competency.

  
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    RAD 299 - Independent Study


    An individual student project concerned with advanced work in a specific area of radiography.  Independent study is concerned with material beyond the scope and depth of courses currently offered by the department.  Conducted under the direction of a faculty member.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Approval of Department Chairperson

    Credits: (1-3)
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate the ability to work independently to achieve a goal.
    2.  Demonstrate proficiency in the specific area of study.

  
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    SAC 250 - Career Exploration


    How to plan, establish, change a career.  The process of deciding on a career and implementing career goals, assessment of values, interests and skills plus their relationship to occupations.  Analysis of the labor market needs, identification of employers and sources of occupation information, the means of securing employment through proposals, resumes, applications and job interviews.  Supportive small group atmosphere.  Class activities include discussion, speakers, testing, and individual counseling within career development theory.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of Career Development Theory and a model of career development.
    2. Incorporate Career Development Theory with needs theory and occupational information.
    3. Understand how the development of effective attitudes and competencies enables you to take charge of your career and life.
    4. Know how the career/life decision-making model can be used to make realistic career choices.
    5. Have translated career needs and wants you have identified into goals and objectives.
    6. Have identified those career alternatives best suited to your unique personal attributes.
    7. Understand how to effectively explore the occupational world and how to obtain information needed for informed career decision-making.
    8. Have made a tentative or definite career choice through a careful assessment of your list of career alternatives.
    9. Have developed objectives appropriate to your career choice and translated those into achievable action plans. Specific to this will be short and long-term academic plans.
    10. Have developed and submitted for review a Skills Portfolio reflecting SCANS standards and consistent Career Development skills theory.
    11. Develop and maintain a Resume reflective of at least two of the three generally acceptable styles.


  
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    SAC 251 - Career Search


    For people who know their interests, skills, and values but are not sure which career field or lifestyles would be most satisfying to them.  Sources of occupational information, analysis of labor market needs, what colleges and college majors best prepare students for their career goals.  For students who are beginning a career, changing careers, or returning to the job market.  For students who scored 13-18 on My Vocational Situation.  Supporting small group atmosphere.  Discussion sessions, speakers, testing field work, and individual counseling.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    2 Seminar Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Identify at least five sources of occupational information.
    2. Research and understand career search data.
    3. Conduct an analysis of labor market needs.
    4. Identify and create four types of resumes
    5. Write an effective cover letter
    6. Identify appropriate job/career opportunities and successfully apply.
    7. Identify what college majors best prepare students for their career goals.
    8. Identify 4 colleges and universities that offer their desired field of study.


  
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    SAC 295 - Seminar in Human Potential


    Human Potential seminar centers on the person within a positive group setting while working on and with the potential of all involved. It assists persons in achieving the following:  becoming more self-directed, self-motivating, self-aware, selfcontrolled, self-disciplined and empathetic toward others.  The focus is on developing the person's own resources by utilizing specific and structured procedures.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Avoid and escape negative states such as anxiety, depression, low self- esteem, anger, and self-defeating behavior.
    2. Deal effectively with the normal demands of everyday life (have good relationships with other, cope with stress, organize yourself, set and accomplich goals, etc.).
    3. Improve yourself beyond mere "normality" (become more creative, increase awareness, and develop a higher quality life).


  
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    SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology


    Students are introduced to the major sociological theories, research methods, and concepts used by sociologists to study society and the human behavior that occurs as a result of the social environment.  Topics covered include sociological theory, social research methods, culture, socialization, social interaction, deviance, social stratification, human/social diversity, the major social institutions, and social change.  This course satisfies the civic education requirement.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1. Identify the major theories used by sociologists.
    2. Identify the major research methods used by sociologists.
    3. Explain the historical development of the discipline of sociology.
    4. Analyze social life using the sociological perspective.
    5. Discuss issues related to social stratification and human/social diversity.
       


  
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    SOC 111 - Social Problems


    This course presents a sociological study of social issues with a particular focus on those social issues that have been defined within U.S. society as social problems.  Topics presented for discussion and critical analysis include:  sociological theory, research methodology, social inequality, deviance, sexuality, physical and mental health, urbanization, globalization, war/terrorism and the environment.  Additional topics may be included as social problems are continually defined within U.S. society.  This course satisfies the civic education requirement.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Describe the difference between a social issue and a social problem as it is defined in the U.S.
    2.  Discuss the reasons for variations in the definition and recognition of social problems over time and within industrialized societies.
    3.  Identify the major research methodologies used by sociologists to collect data.
    4.  Analyze the major sociological causes underlying social problems.
    5.  Identify possible sociological solutions that may alleviate some aspects of social problems.
    6.  Analyze public policies that foster the continuance of some major social problems from the sociological perspective.
     

  
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    SOC 220 - Race and Ethnicity


    The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an introduction to the sociological study of race and ethnicity in the United States and the intergroup relationships that emerge.  The development of intergroup hostility, acculturation, assimilation, and pluralism are considered.  Specifically, the course emphasizes understanding the social, demographic, economic, political, and historical forces that have resulted in the unique experiences of different racial and ethnic groups.  (This course will satisfy the social science elective requirement).

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Explain the concepts of race and ethnicity as socio-historical constructs.
    2.  Evaluate the socio-cultural concepts of race and ethnicity using the sociological perspective.
    3.  Describe the concepts of intergroup hostility, acculturation, assimilation, and pluralism based on the sociological perspective.
    4.  Apply sociological theories to explain the historical forces that have resulted in the unique experiences of racial/ethnic groups in the United States.
    5.  Explain the impact of socio-demographic forces among and between racial/ethnic groups in the United States.
    6.  Analyze the socio-economic forces that have and continue to shape the social lives of racial/ethnic groups in the United States.
    7.  Analyze the socio-political forces that have and continue to shape the social lives of racial/ethnic groups in the United States.
    8.  Evaluate the impact of one's race/ethnicity when intersected with social class, gender, and sexuality on one's personal identity.

  
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    SOC 230 - Marriage & the Family


    Explanations of the changing institutional structures and interpersonal dynamics of both marriage and the family across cultures and throughout history are studied.  Topics covered include dating, preparation for marriage, role expectations, communication, family interaction, future of the nuclear family and alternative family structures.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Comprehend the interpersonal dynamics and changing institutional structures of marriage and the family within contemporary society.
    2.  Evaluate the major roles of the family as a social institution across cultures and throughout history.
    3.  Analyze the relationship between the institution of the family and the social institutions of the economy and politics.
    4.  Apply communication strategies that facilitate effective family relationships.
    5.  Understand the family as it is defined by the U.S. Census bureau as a social institution and as it is defined by individuals.

  
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    SOC 250 - Introduction to Social Work


    Exploration of the field of social work.  Introduces philosophical frameworks for the profession and examines the social welfare system.  A systems approach to social issues and functions will be emphasized to provide balance between policy and practice.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate an understanding of the field of social work.
    2.  Critically examine the social welfare system.
    3.  Demonstrate knowledge of the fields of practice and population service in social work.
    4.  Develop strategies to observe, consider, and explore social welfare issues.

  
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    SOC 289 - Research Methods


    This course provides students with a basic understanding of how to conduct and evaluate scientfic research in the social sciences.  Course topics follow the major steps in qualitative and quantitative social science research design and execution from the definition of the problem and formulation of hypotheses to the interpretation of results and preparation of the final report.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Course Objectives:

    1.  Students will explore the role and importance of research.
    2.  Students will be introduced to the scientific research process.
    3.  Students will identify acceptable ethical procedures for the protection of human subjects associated with social scientific research.
    4.  Students will be introduced to the concepts of scientific sampling, generalizability, levels of measurement, reliability, and validity.
    5.  Students will learn the difference between descriptive statistics and inferential statistics.
    6.  Students will understand the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods.
    7.  Students will learn the difference between social scientific knowledge and other types of knowledge.
    8.  Students will learn how to write a research proposal.

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Explain the role and importance of social scientific research.
    2.  Evaluate social scientific studies published inpeer-reviewed journals.
    3.  Apply the research process to create a small-scale research proposal.
    4.  Identify the differences between qualitative and quantitative research methods.
    5.  Explain the role and importance of research ethics regarding human subjects.
    6.  Write clearly - identifying social scientific information correctly using proper citations.

  
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    SOC 299 - Independent Study


    An individual student project in sociology which is beyond the scope or requirements of the courses offered by the department, conducted under the direction of a faculty member and approved by the department chairperson.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  3 Semester Hours in Sociology

    Credits: (1-3)
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Learning outcomes will be developed by the instructor and approved by the department chair and Dean of Liberal Arts.

  
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    SOS 101 - Contemporary World Issues


    An introduction to the ideas, methods, and materials (print, visual, and electronic) used in various social science fields, including history, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology, and geography.  Topics will cover selected modern global issues such as that will change each semester, but which will focus on underlying issues of globalism, pluralism, democratic aspirations, and equity.  Additional topics may cover issues in population, human rights, natural resources, development, conflict resolution, and cooperation.  Intended for beginning liberal arts students who will take social science courses in the future.  Daily newspaper reading is a core activity.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify some of the fundamental principles underlying current global issues.
    2.  Apply some of the basic concepts of the social sciences, including political science, geography, economics, and others, to an analysis of current global issues.
    3.  Describe select current global issues.
    4.  Identify various views on these issues.
    5.  Identify and analyze various solutions proposed for these issues.

  
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    SOS 110 - Public Affairs


    Contemporary problems in America - racial strife, urban decay, educational dilemmas, poverty, pollution - examined from a "policy" perspective:  what can and should government do about them?  Attention to explanations rooted in values (liberty, equality), theory (political, economic, sociological), and practice (politics), and strategies for solving problems.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Explain racial/ethnic struggles based on the history of the U.S.
    2.  Analyze major urban problems and their consequences.
    3.  Identify possible solutions to the problem of urban decay.
    4.  Demonstrate an understanding of the major issues found within the U.S. educational system.
    5.  Identify political, economic, and sociological forces at the root of public affairs issues in the U.S.
    6.  Evaluate the legal environment within which public institutions operate.
    7.  Discuss strategies to enhance liberty and equality within a pluralistic society.

  
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    SOS 111 - Public Policy


    This course offers students an analytical survey of policy formulation and implementation in the United States, together with an examination of the impact of policy upon individuals and groups in American society.  Topics covered will include:  policy making processes, policy analysis, federal and state policies, rationality and irrationality in public policy, incrementalism, special interests, public choice, and institutional influences.  This course satisfies the civic education requirement.

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    POS 111
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define some of the major concepts in the study of public policy.
    2.  Describe the context within which policy decisions are made, including institutional, economic, cultural, and so on.
    3.  Apply their general knowledge of public policy to the analysis so specific policy issues such as economic, environmental, educational, and foreign policy issues.
    4.  Evaluate arguments for various policy options.
    5.  Assess public policy as an approach to dealing with public issues.

  
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    SOS 116 - International Business Environments


    An overview of the social, cultural, political, and economic factors that influence the trade related interaction of nations and the operations of global business enterprises.  Trade theory, economic integration, global sourcing, export-import basics, cultural awareness, and other current topics relating to international business will be covered.

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    BUS 116
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will able to:

    1.  Analyze data on the global nature of economic and business activity.
    2.  Utilize the basic strategies for entering foreign markets to assess decision-making by internationsl business enterprises.
    3.  Critique political and economic systems encountered by international business.
    4.  Discuss cultural differences among nations and within nations along with the challenges these differences create for international business.
    5.  Apply international trade theory to cases involving international business.
    6.  Analyze and discuss current issues relating to globalization of markets and production and the consequences for businesses, workers, communities, and national policy.
    7.  Work with and interpret examples of protectionism as to their rationale and consequences for business, workers, communities, and national policy.
    8.  Research various international organizations and regional trade groups including the WTO (World Trade Organization) and European Union, using each organization's website.
    9.  Convert currencies and calculate the impact of foreign exchange movements on international business contracts.
    10.  Select appropriate strategy for managing all aspects of an international business including export/import financing.
    11.  Analyze the benefits and costs of differenct international strategies by using the Case Method.

  
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    SOS 120 - Science, Technology, and Democratic Society


    A study of the interaction of the forces of science and technology with the major institutions (i.e., govt., industry, family, education, and organized religion) of contemporary democratic society.  Analysis of differing viewpoints on the role of a scientific technology with respect to key public policy issues (i.e., genetic engineering, fetal tissue research, pollution, space exploration, information management, weapons development, evolution/creationism debate, communications, etc.).  Satisfies the Civic Education requirement.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify concepts in the social sciences relevant to the study of the social roles of science and technology.
    2.  Discuss the social and political context within which science and technology evolve.
    3.  Describe some of the major historical changes in the social roles of science and technology in Western societies.
    4.  Identify some of the current issues and problems in science and technology in terms of their social and political roles and influence.
    5.  Evaluate various solutions to problems raised by science and technology in contemporary society.

  
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    SOS 127 - Introduction to Conflict Resolution and Mediation


    This course will explore the dynamics of conflict; and the theory of alternative dispute resolution methods; how communication skills enhance resolution or escalate conflict; an examination of various approaches to the resolution of conflict.  A major emphasis will be on the principles of mediation an skills required for effective mediation practice thus much of the course will require active class participation, including role play.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of teh Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify various methods of conflict resolution and how these methods have developed historically.
    2.  Identify conflict as an inevitable part of life that offers opportunities for growth and responsibility.
    3.  Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of alternative dispute resolution in our society.
    4.  Describe the role that conflict plays in their personal and professional lives.
    5.  Identify alternatives to the court system for conflict resolution.
    6.  Apply ways to enhance communication skills that help them and others present their point of view.
    7.  Experience the mediation process as mediator and disputant.

  
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    SOS 155 - Media and Society


    An in-depth examination and analysis of the impacts and effects of the mass media upon society an the converse societal influences upon the media.  Includes such issues as media concentration, portrayal of violence, stereotyping, the public's right to know, among others.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  COM 100 Introduction to Mass Media

     

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    COM 154
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define some of the major concepts in media studies.
    2.  Describe the historic and present day forms of media.
    3.  Discuss the economic, political, social, and cultural context within which the media operate.
    4.  Identify the major functions of the media in contemporary society.
    5.  Analyze selected issues and problems in the contemporary media landscape.

  
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    SOS 186 - Food in History and Society


    This course will explore the history of food as a means of introducing students to basic concepts in food studies.  Through historical examples, general themes will be developed, including the historical evolution of food systems, the development of regional and national cuisines, the relation of food to society and culture (including religion, ethnicity, and gender), and the globalization of foods and cuisines.

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    HOS 186
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify some of the basic concepts in food studies.
    2.  Describe the fundamental features of the foraging, agricultural, and industrial food systems.
    3.  Analyze historical examples which illustrate the relation of food to society and culture.
    4.  Describe the historical development of some regional and national cuisines.
    5.  Identify some of the main issues in the globalization of foods and cuisines.

  
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    SPA 101 - Beginning Spanish I


    This course introduces the student to the sound system and grammatical structure of the Spanish language.  The focus will be on developing and raising skill levels in the areas of aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing.  Use of the target language is greatly stressed.  This course will also address various cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.

    Spanish 101 is for students with little or no previous Spanish study.  Students are not expected to know Spanish when they begin the course.  This is not a course to be taken for review.  Students with more than two years of high school Spanish should NOT enroll in this course.  You must talk to your Professor, immediately, if you do have more than two years of high school Spanish.  **Be aware that this class is not suitable for native and heritage speakers of Spanish.  Native and heritage speakers must not enroll in this course** NO EXCEPTIONS.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Have developed knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures.
    2.  Have gained confidence to communicate in Spanish at the beginning level, including simple conversations, giving directions, asking and answering simple questions, relating daily academic and familial activities.
    3.  Understand the Spanish grammatical structure and syntax, including regular and stem-changing present tense verbs; subject and direct object pronouns.
    4.  Comprehend beginning level materials.
    5.  Write familiar material with ease using complete sentences, either in a paragraph form or a dialog.
     

  
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    SPA 102 - Beginning Spanish II


    This course will build upon the grammatical structure of the Spanish language learned in first semester SPA 101.  Speaking the language is greatly stressed at this level.  Students of SPA 102 are expected to enhance the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.  This course will also discuss various cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.

    Spanish 102 is for students who have taken first semester college Spanish (SPA 101) or three years of high school Spanish.  Students who have four or more years of high school Spanish may not take this class.  **This course is not suitable for native or heritage speakers of Spanish.  Native speakers or heritage speakers of Spanish must not enroll in this course.**

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I

     

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Have further knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures.
    2.  Have confidence to communicate in Spanish at the high-beginning level, including delivering a short talk to the class without notes.
    3.  Understand grammatical structure and syntax, including regular and stem-changing imperfect and preterit verbs; subjunctive; direct and indirect object pronouns.
    4.  Comprehend high-beginning level materials.
    5.  Write familiar material with ease using complete sentences, either in a paragraph form or a dialog.

  
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    SPA 201 - Intermediate Spanish I


    One purpose of this class is to review what the student has already learned and to expand on it.  This is a grammar class with an introduction to cultural and literary readings and basic research on topics related to the Spanish-speaking world.  All skills (reading. Writing, listening, and speaking), as well as the three basic fields (grammar, literature, and culture), will be emphasized in the course.  Speaking the language is greatly stressed at this level.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II

     

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Note
    SPA 201 is an appropriate entry point for most students with four or more years of high school Spanish.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Develop an understanding of intermediate Spanish grammar that cover forms, meanings and functions, and use them appropriately in oral and written communication.
    2.  Develop intermediate oral fluency in pronunciation, listening comprehension, speaking, and oral presentations necessary for successful real-world communication.
    3.  Develop their active vocabulary of high-frequency words, collocations, and idiomatic expressions that are commonly used in the Spanish-speaking world.
    4.  Develop reading comprehension fluency at the low intermediate level through a variety of authentic genres, including academic discourse, newspaper and magazine articles, fiction, poetry, and essays.
    5.  Develop intermediate writing proficiency through various writing assignments such as comprehension questions, paragraphs, essays, journals, and letters.
    6.  Develop an understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures and societies as well as that of their own.

  
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    SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish II


    The study of grammar and syntax will be emphasized through writing, reading, and conversation about Spanish and Latin American literary works of recognized authors.  Speaking the language is greatly stressed at this level.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Acquire a solid understanding of intermediate Spanish grammar that cover forms, meanings and functions, and use them effectively in oral and written communication.
    2.  Demonstrate intermediate oral fluency and proficiency in pronunciation, listening comprehension, speaking, and oral presentations necessary for successful real-world communication.
    3.  Expand their active vocabulary of high-frequency words, collocations, and idiomatic expressions that are commonly used in the Spanish-speaking world.
    4.  Demonstrate reading comprehension proficiency at the intermediate level through a variety of authentic genres, including academic discourse, newspaper andmagazine articles, fiction, poetry, and essays.
    5.  Increase intermediate writing proficiency through various writing assignments such as comprehension questions, paragraphs, essays, journals, and letters.
    6.  Develop a greater awareness and appreciation of Spanish-speaking cultures, as well as develop an understanding of their own cultural values and beliefs.

  
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    SPK 110 - Effective Speaking


    Principles and practices of public speaking.  Students will present extemporaneous and prepared speeches.  They will research, write, revise and deliver speeches, paying attention to audience, organization, technology, development, delivery, critical listening, and constructive evaluation.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Feel more comfortable and confident in public speaking situations.
    2.  Build, practice, and deliver speeches with content and organization appropriate for the allotted time, intended audience, specific purpose, and given setting.
    3.  Deliver a variety of speeches, including informative, persuasive, inspirational, entertaining, and impromptu.
    4.  Develop the ability to use language clearly, accurately, concisely and appropriately, and to make effective use of body language, eye contact, vocal variety, diction, and visual aids (including PowerPoint) in public speaking.
    5.  Develop their research and writing skills to effectively enhance their public speaking skills.
    6.  Become better listeners and develop the ability to provide and receive constructive feedback.

  
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    SPM 110 - Foundations of Sports Management


    An overview of the sports management profession focusing on its foundational aspects and current topics from the field.  Students will learn the relevance of sociological, cultural, historical, political, and psychological concepts to the management of sport.  Students will also learn the necessary professional skills and attitudes of sports managers, and the manner in which the globalization of sport continues to affect the sport management professions.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define sport management and demonstrate understanding of the nature and scope of the sport industry, management competencies required, and industry opportunities by identifying sport management jobs currently available and the qualifications required.
    2.  Explain the importance of a professional perspective and exhibit critical professional skills and attitudes.
    3.  Analyze and discuss the historical aspects of the commercialization of sport and the sport market as evidenced by participation in classroom and online discussions.
    4.  Explain the relevance of ethical, legal, and sociological concepts to the management of sport.
    5.  Identify principles of management theory and determine how these principles impact the effective management and leadership of sport organizations.
    6.  Demonstrate knowledge of the functions and roles of management in sport organizations by researching and reporting on the structure of a sport organization.
    7.  Demonstrate knowledge of the basic characteristics of the main sport management areas including professional sport, intercollegiate athletics, interscholastic athletics, youth and community sport, sport management and marketing agencies and sport tourism by researching and reporting on topics relevant to each area.
    8.  Demonstrate knowledge of selected sport management functions including sport marketing, strategic communication, and finance and economics by identifying actions to be taken by functional managers in various scenarios.
    9.  Analyze and discuss the decision making and actions of sport consumers as evidenced by classroom and online discussions.
    10.  Analyze and discuss the social significance of sport and its role as a vehicle for social transformation as evidenced by classroom and online discussions.
    11.  Demonstrate an appreciation of diversity through use of unbiased language and an inclusive approach to sport communication through observations on information received through various forms of sport media.
    12.  Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the recognition and solution of problems and challenges facing various segments of the industry through case study analysis.

  
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    SPM 189 - Sports Law


    Professional and amateur sports have attained great importance both in the United States and abroad.  Concomitant with this growth is the greater sophistication of the legal issues that affect the operation and regulation of this industry.  This class will provide an overview of the legal principles and business models and rules governing the sports industry and the legal controversies and policy considerations surrounding those rules.

    Cross-listed
    3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Demonstrate an understanding of legal issues in the sports industry as evidenced by performance on graded materials.
    2.  Demonstrate an ability to identify and respond to legal issues associated with sports management by answering exam questions and class case studies.
    3.  Demonstrate an understanding of sports agency and contract law by providing verbal and written answers to questions posed by the professor.
    4.  Demonstrate an understanding of ethics issues in sports by spotting issues and bringing them to the attention of the class and also providing the law or relevant ethics rule from the code of ethics of the sports organization.

  
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    SPM 279 - Management/Promotion of Sports Events and Facilities


    This course provides students with the theoretical foundations and practical applications for understanding the sporting event industry.  The course will focus on sporting events within a sport facility setting and will include budgeting, marketing, sponsorship, volunteer management, community relations, and all aspects of facility operations.  Students will participate in the development and operational administration of a game or special sport event.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  SPM 110 Foundations of Sports Management

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define sports event management and demonstrate understanding of the nature and scope of the sporting event management industry, management competencies required, and industry opportunities by identifying regularly held local and regional sporting events and exploring the steps and actions involved in conducting those events.
    2.  Demonstrate knowledge of the functions and roles of management in sport facility organizations by researching and reporting on the structure of a specific sport facility organization.
    3.  Demonstrate knowledge of the business of developing and operating a sport facility business through case study analysis.
    4.  Demonstrate knowledge of selected sport event management functions including personnel, contracts, risk management, premises liability, crowd management, emergency plans, and ticketing and box office management by identifying actions to be taken by functional managers in various scenarios.
    5.  Demonstrate critical thinking skills in the recognition and solution of problems and challenges facing various segments of the sport event management industry through planning and conducting a sporting event.

  
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    SPM 297 - Sports Management Practicum


    An introductory experience dealing with the management and promotion of sports games and events.  With supervised assistance, students will help plan, organize, promote and conduct athletic events.  Placement is typically in collegiate athletics, but could also be in other sports related venues.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  SPM 110 Foundations of Sport Management, SPM 279 Management/Promotion of Sports Events and Facilities, and SPM 189 Sports Law

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    90 Practicum Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Apply previous classroom instruction to the job experience and articulate this in writing.
    2.  Investigate and report on procedures followed for athlete training and evaluation.
    3.  Describe, in- depth, in writing, exactly what was learned in the accomplishment of learning objectives.
    4.  Describe, in writing, job training and job duties.
    5.  Develop work skills and obtain knowledge related to career goals and describe these in writing.

  
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    SQC 111 - Acceptance Sampling and Reliability


    A study of acceptance sampling techniques for attributes and reliability analysis.  Operating characteristic curves, lot-by-lot acceptance plans based on LTPD, AOQL and AQL, sequential sampling, continuous sampling.  Introduction to exponential, log-normal, and Weibull distributions, failure rate, MTBF, MTTF, mean life, probability of survival for series, parallel, and complex systems, basics of life testing. 

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 124 Statistics I or MAT 260 Applied Probability and Statistics, or equivalent

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon the completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Discuss the rationale for acceptance by sampling.
    2.  Construct an operating characteristic curve for an attribute plan.
    3.  Construct lot-by-lot sampling plans using Dodge-Romig LTPD and AOQL tables and ANSI/ASQC Z1.4 tables.
    4.  Develop sampling plans using the Wald Sequential Probability Ratio Test.
    5.  Develop lot-by-lot plans for specified producer and consumer risks and AQL and LTPD values and interpret.
    6.  Construct Sequential Sampling plans and Continuous Sampling plans.
    7.  Define fundamental concepts in reliability.
    8.  Work with the exponential, Weibull, and log-normal distributions.
    9.  Compute failure rate, mean life, MTTF, MTBF.
    10.  Compute the reliability of series, parallel, and series-parallel systems.
    11.  Explain the basic principles of life testing.

  
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    SQC 113 - Statistical Process Control


    A study of process capability analysis and control chart procedures.  Capability indices, control charts for attributes p, np, c, u.  Short-run control charts.  Control charts for variables x-bar, R, s.  Distinctions made between process capability and process control.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 124 Statistics I or MAT 260 Applied Probability and Statistics

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Discuss the differences between specification limits and control limits.
    2.  Construct x-bar, R, s, x, and moving range, charts, and analyze the results.
    3.  Construct p, np, c, and u charts and analyze the results.
    4.  Construct Cusum charts for means and proportions.
    5.  Determine which control charts are appropriate for various applications.
    6.  Construct short run control charts for attributes and variables.
    7.  Define, compute, and interpret process capability indices.
    8.  Discuss rational subgrouping and its effect on analysis.

  
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    SQC 200 - Senior Seminar I


    Guest Speakers discuss common problems quality assurance students encounter.  Student contact with industry is established through field trips.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Understand the general priciples and successful implementation of a QA program.
    2.  Demonstrate how to contact and speak with QA professionals in various industries.
    3.  Identify components of an existing organization's QA program.
    4.  Demonstrate how to assess an existing organization's QA practices.
    5.  Relate theoretical Quality Assurance principles to existing QA practices in various industries.
    6.  Compare QA principles and practices between organizations in the same and in different industries.
    7.  Provide an opportunity for students to question QA professionals concerning issues such as:

    • The position of the QA department in their employers' organizational charts.
    • The best methods for interacting with others within a quality department and among various other departments of an organization.
    • Managing employees who may be very diverse in terms of skills, education, and demographics.
    • The role of communication and teamwork in the pursuit of quality and ideas for facilitating communication and teamwork.


  
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    SQC 201 - Senior Seminar II


    A continuation of the topics covered in SQC 200.  Guest Speakers discuss common problems quality assurance students encounter.  Student contact with industry is established through field trips.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Understand the general principles and successful implementation of a QA program.
    2.  Demonstrate how to contact and speak with QA professionals in various industries.
    3.  Identify components of an existing organization's QA program.
    4.  Demonstrate how to assess an existing organization's QA practices.
    5.  Relate theoretical Quality Assurance principles to existing QA practices in various industries.
    6.  Compare QA principles and practices between organizations in the same and in different industries.
    7.  Provide an opportunity for students to question QA professionals concerning issues such as:

    • The position of the QA department in their employers' organizational charts.
    • The best methods for interacting with others within a quality department and among various other departments of an organization.
    • Managing employees who may be very diverse in terms of skills, education, and demographics.
    • The role of communication and teamwork in the pursuit of quality and ideas for facilitating communication and teamwork.


  
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    SQC 210 - Six Sigma Topics


    This course introduces Six Sigma concepts that complement those found in the other SQC courses.  Topics include: business systems, processes, and performance metrics.  The analysis of customer data and application of QFD studies.  Project planning and control techniques.  Quality improvement tools, multi-vari, CUSUM, and EWMA charts.  Mixture, Taguchi's designs, and evolutionary operations.  Lean concepts, continuous flow manufacturing, cycle-time reduction, total productive maintenance.  Tolerance design and capability analysis.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  SQC 113 Statistical Process Control

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define Six Sigma, business systems and processes.
    2.  Define process performance metrics, such as DPMO, COPQ.
    3.  Analyze customer data and translate by Quality Function Deployment (QFD).
    4.  Define project management tools and team formations.
    5.  Use project planning and control tools, such as PERT, CPM.
    6.  Perform quality improvement tools, such as multi-vari charts, mixture experiments, and evolutionary operations.
    7.  Use advanced statistical control techniques, such as CUSUM and EWMA charts.
    8.  Define lean enterprise concepts, such as continuous flow manufacturing and total productive maintenance.
    9.  Define design for Six Sigma tools.
    10.  Perform tolerance design and process capability studies.

  
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    SQC 220 - Senior Practicum


    This course is designed to allow students to integrate their theoretical knowledge with real world situations.  Working in teams, students are assigned to case studies involving actual or fictitious data.  The course emphasizes computer usage, classroom presentations, and written reports.  ISO 9000 Standards and problem solving techniques including Pareto diagrams, process flowcharts, check sheets, brain-storming, cause-and-effect diagrams, and multi-voting schemes are discussed.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  MET 112 Metrology, SQC 111 Acceptance Sampling Techniques, SQC 113 Statistical Process Control, and MAT 245 Design of Experiments

    Prior or Concurrent:  MAT 245 Design of Experiments, SQC 210 Six Sigma Topics

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Apply problem solving skills and knowledge gained in other quality assurance classes to real world situations.
    2.  Demonstrate awareness of the contents of ISO 9001.
    3.  Use a computer as a tool for statistical analysis.
    4.  Use the computer to generate reports.
    5.  Function as a member of a working team.
    6.  Participate in team oral presentations.
    7.  Compile team reports.

  
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    SQC 297 - Cooperative Work Experience


    Cooperative education in Quality Assurance may be available.  On-the-job experience may be obtained in an industrial setting whose operations require process control, statistical analysis, problem solving skills, or other tools of Quality Assurance.  To be eligible, a student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 with a minimum of 3.0 in MAT and SQC courses, have no "F" grades, and exhibit responsibility through SQC 100/200 orientation.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Placement by advisor

    Credits: (1-3)
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Coure:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Have an understanding of the field of Quality Assurance.
    2.  Have practical experience directly related to their field of study.
    3.  Have on-the-job experience.

  
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    STM 100 - Women in STEM


    Despite notable gains in the chemical and biological sciences, women continue to represent a minority in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers.  This course will explore the contribution of women to STEM disciplines throughout history as well as in the local community.  Students will have the opportunity to learn from female professionals who can speak of their personal experiences as women in their education/careers.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define the role of women in STEM throughout history.
    2.  Identify the scope of STEM careers and the options available to them at the local, regional, statewide, and national levels.
    3.  Model open-mindedness and respect for gender roles in STEM programs/careers.
    4.  Pursue an education and career in a STEM field.
    5.  Develop leadership skills.

  
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    STM 105 - Freshman Planning Seminar


    An orientation course designed for first semester students in the Liberal Arts Associate in Science program intending to transfer to a four-year school in a science program.  Students will gain an understanding of the community college and the transfer process.  Faculty will lead students in discussions on goal setting, time management and skills for success in Math and Science at the college level.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify campus resources
    2.  Understand the LAAS program as it applies to their future goals.
    3.  Identify several transfer schools of interest.
    4.  Formulate an academic plan for their studies at BCC.
    5.  Identify key faculty at BCC with similar science interests.
    6.  Identify their main learning style.
    7.  Manage their study habits and develop a weekly study plan.

  
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    TEC 101 - Introduction to Engineering Technology


    This course serves as a gateway into the engineering technology profession.  Topics range from overviews of the engineering disciplines to the specifics of formatting a laboratory report.  Computer literacy is important to the engineering profession and successful completion of the course will require proficiency with word-processing, spreadsheets and PowerPoint.  Most engineering problems require mathematical solutions that must be clear, neat, easily followed and accompanied with a clear sketch.  The engineering profession subscribes to a strong code of ethics which will be discussed and then applied to the students in the class.  Throughout the course projects will be assigned requiring team participation.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Objectives of the Course:

    1.  Students will gain an understanding of the three major engineering disciplines (civil, electrical and mechanical).
    2.  Students will understand the necessity for clear neat calculations.
    3.  Students will learn the fundamentals of creating a clear neat sketch of an engineering problem.
    4.  Students will develop proficiency with common office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and their use in engineering applications.
    5.  Students will develop a sense of responsibility based on the code of engineering ethics.
    6.  All students will be required to contribute fully to team projects.


    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Clearly define the difference between the three disciplines of engineering technology at BCC:  Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical.
    2.  Use word-processing software to prepare laboratory reports that includes graphs and equations.
    3.  Setup and format a spreadsheet for simple calculations.
    4.  Use prepared VBA routines to extend the function range of spreadsheet calculations.
    5.  Prepare and present a technical PowerPoint presentation that includes graphics, calculations and graphs.
    6.  Draw neat clear sketches to accompany problem solutions.
    7.  Prepare neat logical solutions to engineering problems.
    8.  Understand the ethical consequences of decisions made during their professional life.
    9.  Work as a productive team participant.

  
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    TEC 106 - Electronic Portfolios


    Learn how electronic portfolios can help you to organize and market your work experience, education, skills, hobbies and volunteer activities in an easy to use web based format.  This course will focus on the creation of biographies, resumes, description of skills and work samples to help you market yourself and gain a competitive edge in the job market or in applying to four-year institutions.

    Credits: 1
    Cross-listed
    BIT 106
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    Objectives of the Course:

    1.  Prepare students to market themselves by reflecting on their achievements and goals.
    2.  Understand the impact of technologies such as electronic portfolios and social networking as part of showcasing skills, reflection, networking and lifelong learning.
    3.  Utilize service learning to learn about possible career paths while providing a service for the community.

     

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Utilize career searching database tools available at BCC and other college libraries.
    2.  Understand the importance of reflection as part of lifelong learning.
    3.  Perform written critiques of their peers which include criticism on writing content, style and visual design.
    4.  Market themselves to employers or admissions representatives utilizing their electronic portfolio as a background of their best work.
    5.  Craft professional resumes to target various employers/audiences.

  
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    THR 101 - Theater Appreciation: The Image Makers


    This course surveys the history and evolution of drama from Ancient Greece to the present time, emphasizing all aspects of the art form including playwriting, acting, directing, scene design, and an analysis of dramatic literature.  Attendance at local productions is required. 

     

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Appreciate theater as an art form and differentiate it from other art forms.
    2.  Write about and analyze the parts of a play including Aristotle's six parts.
    3.  Define characteristics of theater in various periods of history.
    4.  Explain the organizational process involved in bringing a play to a fully staged theatrical production.
    5.  Recognize the aspects of theater including artistic, production and administrative.
    6.  Define the roles/responsibilities of all the personnel who mount a theater production including directors, designers, actors, etc.
    7.  Practice critical analysis of live and recorded theatrical productions.
    8.  Analyze form, context and aesthetic qualities of dramatic literature and performances.

  
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    THR 102 - Introduction to Musical Theatre


    Chronological history of American Musical Theatre (with contemporary British additions) from 19th century minstrelsy, melodrama, vaudeville and burlesque to the present day Broadway musical.  Interaction of composer, lyricist, librettist, director, choreographer, performers and technicians.  Illustrated by films, slides and live performances.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define the evolution of the American musical from the 19th century to the present.
    2.  Identify the roles played by the various migrating groups to America in shaping the art form.
    3.  Recognize and define the roles of the composer, lyricist, and book writer.
    4.  Recognize and define the contribution made to the production by the director, choreographer, stage designer, costume designer, sound designer, etc.
    5.  Explain how musical theater reflects the culture and period in which it occurs.

  
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    THR 109 - Practicum Theater


    Stage design and construction techniques are studied as students engage in problem solution, system design and assist with theater department productions.  Problems in construction and use of theater equipment and facilities; movable scenery and non-permanent stage equipment; sound and lighting systems.  Lecture, discussion, studio work.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define the various collaborative roles necessary to produce a play.
    2.  Demonstrate increased knowledge of the carrying through of technical production projects including organization, deadlines, etc.
    3.  Write about and discuss the terminology used in theatrical production.
    4.  Demonstrate a specific collaborative skill in the design, technical or management area of theater.

  
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    THR 110 - Practicum Theater


    Stage design and construction techniques are studied as students engage in problem solution, system design and assist with theater department productions.  Problems in construction and use of theater equipment and facilities; movable scenery and non-permanent stage equipment; sound and lighting systems.  Lecture, discussion, studio work.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Define the various collaborative roles necessary to produce a play.
    2.  Demonstrate increased knowledge of the carrying through of technical production projects including organization, deadlines, etc.
    3.  Write about and discuss the terminology used in theatrical production.
    4.  Demonstrate a specific collaborative skill in the design, technical or management area of theater.

  
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    THR 111 - Introduction to Acting


    Fundamental principles of acting technique are introduced.  Exercises for body and voice are practiced as well as the skills of concentration, improvisation, imagination, sense memory, objectives, action, obstacles and circumstances.  Excellent for students in disciplines other than theater who wish to explore how acting techniques can enhance their life and work.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Use their voice and body (actor's tools) for effective performance skills.
    2.  Practice Stanislavsky's elements i.e. concentration, observation, imagination, etc.
    3.  Demonstrate the elements of a dramatic scene.
    4.  Explore the language and stories of Shakespeare.
    5.  Define the history of the acting profession and the "business" of acting.
    6.  Define the different skills needed for film vs. stage acting.

  
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    THR 112 - Acting II


    This is an intermediate course for those who wish to continue the study of the acting process in greater depth.  "Method" and classical approaches are employed for an actor's approach to a role; text and character analysis of various dramatic genres.  For a basic foundation, students work with the works of major playwrights including Shakespeare.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  THR 111 Introduction to Acting or consent of Instructor by audition

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Be proficient in the skills of relaxation/concentration/observation/improvisation/imagination.
    2.  Practice voice and movement exercises to help develop their physical "instrument."
    3.  Analyze and write about the elements of dramatic material such as character, objectives, physical and emotional circumstances and actions.
    4.  Identify and write about acting theory as it developed over time including the methods, directors, actors and teachers involved.
    5.  Perform, recite and interpret the heightened language of Shakespeare.
    6.  Create a life for a character from dramatic literature.
    7.  Discuss and write about the development and history of the acting profession.
    8.  Employ a basic knowledge of the "business" of acting.

  
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    THR 114 - Oral Interpretation


    Oral presentation of prose, poetry, drama and comedy performed individually and in groups.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Acquire the performance skills necessary to share a believable, honest and clear interpretation of a literary work with an audience.
    2.  Analyze and understand the meaning of selected works of literature.
    3.  Apply their own life experience to performance of texts.
    4.  Evaluate and critique the oral interpretative skills of others.
    5.  Use constructive collaborative skills as a result of the team spirit needed to work with a group or partner on an interpretative project.

  
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    THR 117 - Creative Dramatics


    Fundamentals of creative dramatics, its use in teaching, recreation and rehabilitation.  Introduction to techniques used and practical application opportunities.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Practice the elements of drama such as voice/body utilization, imagination, improvisation, etc.
    2.  Utilize interpersonal skills and confidence in their own instincts by applying dramatic techniques.
    3.  Demonstate dramatic techniques as a teaching/learning tool.
    4.  Practice dramatic techniques of improvisation and role playing for the purpose of problem-solving.
    5.  Evaluate the effectiveness of dramatic exercises.
    6.  Conceptualize theatrical productions as a whole.
    7.  Demonstrate knowledge of instructional strategies through practice and creating a lesson plan.

  
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    THR 130 - Theories Behind South Asian Dance


    This course focuses on the emergence and major influence of dance styles from different countries in South Asia such as, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.  In response to the assigned readings students will learn how to do their own research emphasizing critical thinking and writing.  This course will help students to understand how Western cultures have influenced South Asian cultural arts in a diasporic world while their online research and watching movies will expand their knowledge in understanding how these two different world regions have affected each other's identities while establishing an intercultural relationship.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Evaluate the fundamentals of traditional South Asian dance with a comparative approach that enables students to develop an understanding of cultural differences between dance styles in South Asia and the West.
    2.  Recognize various ways of presenting and performing South Asian dancing genres, including not only traditional formats, but also in modern settings, such as concerts, television, and film.
    3.  Discuss dance-related history of clothing and interior design; dancing-related vocabulary such as drum beats, costumes, artists, and art movements through assigned readings and watching movies, and online excerpt.
    4.  Appreciate the influences and interactions between South Asia and the West.

  
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    THR 140 - Announcing for Radio/TV


    Presentation as on-air personality.  Development of visual and vocal techniques relating to presentation of news, interviews, commercials and on-air announcements.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Formulate techniques of effective on-camera presentation, including posture, dress and presence.
    2.  Demonstrate knowledge of phonetic spellings and pronunciations.
    3.  Utilize voice skills for on-camera/microphone work and differentiate between the two.
    4.  Demonstrate various announcing styles.
    5.  Define and utilize equipment commonly used by announcers.
    6.  Acquire necessary skills to read and perform from scripts prepared by other writers.
    7.  Explain FCC rules that effect announcers.

  
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    THR 151 - Stagecraft I


    Classroom and workshop study relative to technical elements of theater production.  All aspects are introduced and can be practiced including costume design and construction, stage lighting design and mechanics, sound design, props and stage management.  Lecture, discussion and studio work on theater department productions.

    Credits: (1-4)
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 1-4 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Assist in designing a model and set for a full-fledged theater production.
    2.  Practice with hand tools commonly found in theater scene shops.
    3.  Aid in constructing scenery from working drawings.
    4.  Choose the appropriate materials and hardware for scenic construction.
    5.  Identify the basic types of theater spaces and their differences in staging.
    6.  Express a basic knowledge of theatrical technology.
    7.  Define the roles and responsibilities of individuals involved in theatrical production.
    8.  Be somewhat proficient in one or more of the technical aspects of a theater production in costumes, props, scene design, lighting or sound.

  
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    THR 152 - Stagecraft II


    Classroom and workshop study relative to technical elements of theater production.  Particular emphasis is on stage management, house management, props and operation of stage crews.  Lecture, discussion and studio work on theater department productions.

    Credits: (1-4)
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 1-4 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Assist in designing a model and set for a full-fledged theater production.
    2.  Practice with hand tools commonly found in theater scene shops.
    3.  Aid in constructing scenery from working drawings.
    4.  Study the skills needed to properly fulfill the position of stage manager, house manager, prop master, costume master, etc.
    5.  Identify the basic types of theater spaces and their differences in staging.
    6.  Express a basic knowledge of theatrical technology.
    7.  Define the roles and responsibilities of individuals involved in theatrical production.
    8.  Be somewhat proficient in one or more of the technical aspects of a theater production in costumes, props, scene design, lighting or sound.

  
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    THR 161 - Playwriting


    Students will practice writing for the stage in a format of lecture/seminar and workshop.  Playwriting involves elements of dramatic action, character, plot, structure, story, style, conflict and staging suitability.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ENG 110 College Writing I

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Write "conflict," "dramatic action," and "critique" plays in short, summary annotations.
    2.  Critically analyze and interpret theatre as dramatic "action."
    3.  Analyze plays in terms of dramatic components of P.A.S.T.O: Preparation, Attack, Struggle, Turning Point, Outcome.
    4.  Analyze plays from a playwright's point-of-view about story and dramatic action.
    5.  Recognize differences of "style"--lyricism, realism, naturalism, expressionism; epci.
    6.  Properly format a one-act play script and possibly write and revise a one-act play, 15-20 pages.
    7.  Use critical writing skills which comply with and meet standards of writing emphasis.

  
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    THR 165 - Dance for Actors I


    Basic dance techniques, dance characterization, and movement relative to performance in musical theater.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    8 Class Hours, 22 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Practice movement techniques that develop musicality and rhythmic skills.
    2.  Perform choreography that contains simple rhythmic changes.
    3.  Develop greater strength, stretch, and range of mobility.
    4.  Approach all training, practice and performance from an anatomically correct standpoint.
    5.  Expand his/her expressive range of movement and performance.
    6.  Define dance (jazz, ballet, etc.) and its vernacular roots through performing historical and present day styles.

  
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    THR 175 - Dance for Actors II


    Intensive dance techniques, dance characterization, and movement relative to performance in musical theater.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    8 Class Hours, 22 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Practice skills in movement including strength, flexibility, balance, control, musicality, and confidence in dancing in front of an audience.
    2.  Develop musicality and rhythmic skills through performing choreography that contains complex rhythmic changes.
    3.  Explain the history of dance (jazz, ballet, etc.) and its vernacular roots.
    4.  Practice spatial awareness through performing choreography that incorporates directional changes, diverse floor patterns and movements that demand expansion and retraction of the body.
    5.  Define new ways of approaching movement and will be encouraged to utilize these paths to enhance their movement experience.

  
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    THR 201 - Children's Theater


    Analysis of children-oriented plays, development of scripts, rehearsal and performace techniques.  Performance either in campus theater or at area elementary schools for classtime and assembly programs and visiting with children pre/post performance.

     

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Practice acting techniques particular to performing for children.
    2.  Strengthen their voice and body skills as performers.
    3.  Articulate the characters, period, author and other aspects of selected dramatic material.
    4.  Adapt dramatic material to the needs and skill levels of different age groups.
    5.  Evaluate children's theater plays in order to analyze the dramatic text in action.

  
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    THR 216 - Special Topics in Theater


    Course will allow an in-depth examination of a critical topic, skill, or creative process as it applies to the study of theater. 

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Permission of theater Coordinator/Chair

    Credits: (1-3)
    Hours
    1-3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    The Learning Outcomes will differ depending on the topic, skill or creative process that is taught.

  
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    THR 217 - Special Topics


    Course will allow an in-depth examination of a critical topic, skill, or creative process as it applies to the study of theater.

    Possible areas of study would be:

    • auditioning
    • business of acting
    • musical theater performance
    • performance studies
    • theater administration
    • stage management fundamentals
    • directing for film
    • movement for the actor
    • voice for the actor
    • study of individual playwrights
    • dramatic text studies
    • women in theater studies


    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Permission of Theater Coordinator

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    Though the intended learning outcomes would be different for each special topic, they will include those pertainint to BCC's own campus-wide General Education requirements:  Effective Communication, Critical Thinking Ethical Reasoning, Civic Competence, Gobal and Multicultural Perspective, Mathematical Numeracy and Scientific Literacy, Good Health and Fitness Maintenance.

  
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    THR 218 - Acting III


    The purpose is to serve interested students who wish to continue the study of acting in greater depth.  More advanced acting methods and styles are explored and practiced.  Scene presentations are required along with accompanying written analysis.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  THR 111 Introduction to Acting, THR 112 Acting II, or permission of Instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Create an original, crafted performance of a character in a dramatic scene and monologue.
    2.  Incorporate studies in Method theory and process as it relates to acting.
    3.  Articulate a thorough knowledge of the history of the acting profession, its great acting teachers, plays and playwrights.
    4.  Prepare an analysis of a play, scene and character.
    5.  Interpret and perform the heightened language of Shakespeare.
    6.  Practice and incorporate skills in physical actions, relaxation, concentration, observation, improvisation, as well as exercises of Uta Hagen, Lee Strasberg, Jerzy Grotowski, Tadashi Suzuki, etc.

  
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    THR 219 - Periods and Styles of Acting


    The study and practice of period and contemporary styles of acting.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Permission of Instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Identify the historical periods and styles of acting.
    2.  Define and write about the playwrights, performers and directors from selected periods and their role in theater history.
    3.  Practice the progression of rehearsal and performance techniques for each period/style of acting.
    4.  Interpret, perform and practice the techniques and styles for a given period for an audience.
    5.  Speak and write on the aspects of any given period/style of acting.

  
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    THR 221 - History of the Theater


    History of theatrical production with selected periods of theater activity as a mirror of social and cultural experience from ancient times to the present.

     

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Note
    Good for students from all disciplines.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Explain and write about aspects of historical periods of theater from the Greek and Roman to the contemporary.
    2.  Speak and write about individual playwrights and their reflection of a given period of history.
    3.  Articulate theater epochs in terms of the styles, movements and plays specific to each period.
    4.  Explain their knowledge of recorded history in general with its political, sociological and artistic movements.
    5.  Use critical writing skills which comply with and meet standards of writing emphasis.

  
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    THR 231 - Stage Direction


    Director's art is examined in relation to the physical space, the actors and the texts.  Casting, pictorial emphasis, harmony, rhythm and rehearsal and production procedures are covered.  Students will direct a scene, fifteen minute play or one-act play.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  THR 111 Introduction to Acting, THR 112 Acting II or consent of Coordinator

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Select plays and participate in the analyzing of scripts to be produced.
    2.  Demonstrate the importance of organization as well as the development of calendars, set designs, ground plans, costume plots, prop lists, performance cues, and a director's script.
    3.  Direct scenes for various theatrical genres including drama, comedy, Shakespeare, Children's Theater, Musicals, etc.
    4.  Discuss and write about the great theater directors and their methods.
    5.  Demonstrate an awareness of the techniques of movement, blocking, rhythm, tempo, pacing, stage pictures, pantomimic dramatization and focus.
    6.  Identify the basic types of theater spaces and their differences in staging.
    7.  Practice one or more of the technical aspects of a theater production in costumes, props, scene design, lighting or sound.
    8.  View and critique the direction of live stage and film productions.

  
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    THR 246 - Rehearsal and Performance for Stage


    Casting, rehearsing and acting in made-for-stage drama and comedy scripts.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  THR 111 Introduction to Acting, THR 112 Acting II, or permission of Instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Solve problems that naturally arise from a collaborative art such as theater in helping set priorities, tasks, deadlines, rehearsal discipline and process, etc.
    2.  Define the progression of rehearsal and performance techniques from play selection and first read-through all the way to set strike and post mortem.
    3.  Follow the necessary steps of the working "process" that brings a script alive on the stage.
    4.  Carry out specific skills relevant to the function fulfilled in the production such as:  acting, assistant directing or stage managing, costume management, play/period research, house management, set design, construction, lighting, sound, set decorating and props creation.
    5.  Speak and write on the process of rehearsal and performance for a full-fledged semi-professional theatrical production.
    6.  Practice one or more of the technical aspects of a theater production in costumes, props, scene design, lighting or sound.

  
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    THR 255 - Improvisational Acting/ Psychodrama


    Spontaneously developed acting sequences to mirror real-life situations.  Techniques of character, interaction with audiences.  Possible performances at local agencies, schools and pertinent organizations.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

    1.  Utilize improvisational acting exercises for performance.
    2.  Articulate acting history, theory and vocabulary.
    3.  Demonstrate vocal and movement capabilities in order to perform improvisation.
    4.  Define the introductory exercises of improvisation.
    5.  Interpret the exercises in order to perform effective improvisation.
    6.  Take part in an improvisational ensemble.
    7.  Identify and practice beginning acting exercises as the foundation of improv technique, including warming up.

 

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