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    ADN 105 - Meeting Human Needs I


    The focus of this course is to introduce the student to the concepts and philosophy of the nursing program.  Gordon's Eleven Functional Health Patterns, Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs and the care of persons across the life cycle are presented.  Emphasis is placed on health assessment, health promotion and health maintenance related to self and others.

    The nursing process is introduced to guide the development of critical thinking skills in the delivery of care.  Pharmacological concepts are introduced as they relate to healthy individuals across the life cycle.  Under close supervision the student will use knowledge acquired in the classroom and lab skills to provide safe and effective care.  The roles of the professional nurse are introduced.  These include:  professional behavior, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, caring, teaching-learning, collaboration and management of care.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prior or Concurrent:  BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I, ENG 110 College Writing I, and PSY 110 General Psychology

    Credits: 7
    Hours
    4 Class Hours, 2 Lab Hours, 6 Clinical Hours/Wk for 15 Weeks
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon completion of this course the student will practice as a caregiver who demonstrates basic competency in a real or simulated simulation in the eight roles of the nurse which include:  communication, professional behaviors, assessment, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, teaching/learning, collaboration, and manager of care.

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

    1. Identify the professional attitudes and roles of the nurse.
    2. Identify communication techniques used in patient interactions and documentation.
    3. Assess patient using Gordon's Eleven Functional Patterns.
    4. Demonstrate safe and culturally appropriate interventions.
    5. Demonstrate critical thinking by using Nursing Process and Maslow in decision making.
    6. Apply concepts of teaching/learning to educate patient.
    7. Identify resources available for planning patient care.
    8. Demonstrate safety and asepsis during basic nursing skills and medication administration.


  
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    ADN 106 - Meeting Human Needs II


    The focus of this course is the care of persons who have actual/potential health problems related to immunity, fluid and electrolytes, the integumentary system, surgery and health management.  Classroom, theory, and clinical practice integrate all eleven of Gordon's Functional Health Patterns, our beliefs about human caring, the nature of human beings, health and nursing.  The concepts of hierarchy of human needs and life cycle are applied to the nursing care of persons with common health problems.

    The nursing process is utilized as the modality through which critical thinking skills are applied in the delivery of care.  Emphasis is placed on health assessment, health promotion, health restoration, and health maintenance.  The student provides care using knowledge, comprehension, application, and analysis, under supervision in a variety of settings and further develops the eight roles of the associate degree nurse.  The eight roles include:  professional behavior, communication, assessment, caring intervention, clinical decision making, teaching-learning, collaboration, and managing care.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ADN 105 Meeting Human Needs I, BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I, ENG 110 College Writing I, PSY 110 General Psychology

    Prior or Concurrent:  BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II, HST 210 Pharmacology, PSY 210 Human Development

    Credits: 7
    Hours
    4 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours, 6 Clinical Hours/Wk for 15 Weeks
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon completion of ADN 106, the student will practice as a caregiver who demonstrates intermediate competency in the eight roles of the nurse which include:  communication, professional behaviors, assessment, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, teaching/learning, collaboration, and manager of care.  When caring for persons experiencing disruptions in Health Perception/Health Management and Nutrition/Metabolic Function, the student will:

    1. Analyze personal professional behavior within boundaries of nurse-patient relationship and organizational policies.
    2. Use current technology available for documentation, data retrieval, and medication administration.
    3. Analyze assessments according to Gordon's Functional Health Patterns.
    4. Implement a plan of care incorporating individual cultural and/or spiritual differences.
    5. Apply nursing process to clients experiencing pathologic changes across the life cycle using Maslow.
    6. Construct a teaching/learning poster presentation choosing a topic related to course content.
    7. Use resources available for planning patient care.
    8. Apply the principles of safety, medical, and surgical asepsis during clinical practice.


  
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    ADN 198 - Transitioning to the RN Role for LPNs and Licensed Paramedics


    This course transitions Licensed Practical Nurses and Licensed Paramedics to the scope and role of the Registered Nurse including professional behavior, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, caring, teaching-learning, collaboration and management of care. The nursing process is used to initiate development of problem solving and critical thinking skills. Students will use knowledge acquired in the classroom and lab to demonstrate competency of skills in the provision of safe and effective patient care in the clinical setting. Successful completion of the course allows progression to the second year of nursing courses.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:

    To register for this course, students must be accepted into the nursing program, and also complete BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I, ENG 110 College Writing I, and PSY 110 General Psychology prior to taking ADN 198 Transitioning to the RN Role for LPNs and Licensed Paramedics.

    BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II, PSY 210 Human Development, and HST 210 Pharmacology are prerequisites for enrollment in senior level nursing courses ADN 211 Meeting Human Needs III and ADN 212 Meeting Human Needs IV.

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

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

    1. Analyze personal professional behavior within boundaries of nurse-patient relationship and organizational policies.
    2. Utilize effective verbal skills and technology to communicate effectively with patients and all members of the healthcare team.
    3. Analyze assessments using theoretical models of care.
    4. Implement a nursing plan of care incorporating individual cultural and/or spiritual differences.
    5. Apply nursing process to clients experiencing healthcare changes across the life cycle.
    6. Relate the teaching-learning process to care of patients.
    7. Use resources available for planning patient care.
    8. Apply the principles of safety, medical, and surgical asepsis during patient care.


  
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    ADN 211 - Meeting Human Needs III


    The focus of this course is on the nursing care of people who have actual/potential health problems related to Gordon's health patterns of:  Nutrition/Metabolic, Elimination, and Sexuality/Reproductive.  Classroom theory and clinical practice integrate all eleven of Gordon's Functional Health Patterns.  Also integrated into this course are our beliefs about human caring, the nature of human beings, health and nursing.  The concepts of hierarchy of human needs and life-cycle are applied to the nursing care of persons with common health problems. 

    The nursing process is utilized as the modality through which critical thinking skills are applied in the delivery of care.  Emphasis is placed on health assessment, health promotion, health restoration and health maintenance.  The student provides nursing care to persons in specialty and general medical/surgical units, as well as in community settings.  Students assume the nursing practice roles of the Associate Degree nurse with direction.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  ADN 105 Meeting Human Needs I, ADN 106 Meeting Human Needs II, BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II, ENG 110 College Writing I, HST 210 Pharmacology, PSY 110 General Psychology, PSY 210 Developmental Psychology

    PRIOR ad Concurrent:  CLT 208 Pathogenic Microbiology and CLT 209 Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory or BIO 150 General Microbiology

    Credits: 6.5
    Hours
    4 Class Hours, 1 Laboratory Hours, 6 Clinical Hours/Wk for 15 Weeks
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon Completion of ADN 211, the student will practice as a caregiver who demonstrates more advanced competency in the eight roles of the nurse which include:  communication, professional behaviors, assessment, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, teaching/learning, collaboration, and manager of care.  When caring for persons experiencing disruptions in Sexuality/Reproductive, Nutritional/Metabolic, and Elimination, the student will:

    1. Demonstrate accountability within the ethical, legal and regulatory framework of nursing.
    2. Communicate professionally with colleagues and therapeutically with clients.
    3. Accurately interpret assessments of maternal/child clients and clients with disruptions in endocrine, renal and GI systems, according to Gordon's Functional Health Patterns.
    4. Apply nursing process in the care of clients experiencing disruptions in human functioning.
    5. Support clients and significant others experiencing disruptions in human functioning by incorporating the dimensions of human caring.
    6. Design teaching plans specific to maternal/child care, endocrine, renal and GI disorders.
    7. Collaborate with health team members in the provision of care.
    8. Develop an individualized and prioritized plan of care for clients based on variations in assessments across the life-cycle.
    9. Maintain safety and asepsis at appropriate skill level.


  
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    ADN 212 - Meeting Human Needs IV


    The focus of this course is on the nursing care of persons who have actual/potential health problems related to Gordon's health patterns of Activity/Exercise and Sleep/Rest.  Classroom theory and clinical practice integrate all eleven of Gordon's Functional Health Patterns.  Also integrated into this course are our beliefs about human caring, the nature of human beings, health and nursing.  The concepts of hierarchy of human needs and life-cycle are applied to the nursing care of persons with common health problems.  The nursing process is utilized as the modality through which critical thinking skills are applied in the delivery of care.  Emphasis is placed on health assessment, health promotion, health restoration and health maintenance.  The student provides nursing care to persons in specialty and general medical/surgical units, as well as in community settings.  Students assume the nursing practice roles of the Associate Degree nurse with direction.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  ADN 105 Meeting Human Needs I, ADN 106 Meeting Human Needs II, BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II, ENG 110 College Writing I, HST 210 Pharmacology, PSY 110 General Psychology, PSY 210 Developmental Psychology

    PRIOR and Concurrent:  CLT 208 Pathogenic Microbiology and CLT 209 Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory or BIO 150 General Microbiology

    Credits: 6.5
    Hours
    4 Class Hours, 1 Laboratory Hours, 6 Clinical Hours/Wk for 15 Weeks
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon completion of ADN 212, the student will practice as a caregiver who demonstrates more advanced competency in roles of the nurse.  When caring for persons experiencing disruptions in Activity/Exercise and Sleep/Rest, the student will:

    1. Demonstrate accountability within the ethical, legal and regulatory framework of nursing.
    2. Communicate professionally with colleagues and therapeutically with clients.
    3. Accurately interpret assessments of clients with disruptions in hematologic, vascular, cardiovascular, respiratory, orthopedic function according to Gordon's Functional Health Patterns.
    4. Support clients and significant others experiencing disruptions in human functioning by incorporating the dimensions of human caring.
    5. Adapt interventions to provide coordinated, safe and culturally competent care.
    6. Design evidence based teaching plans specific to hematologic, vascular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and orthopedic disorders.
    7. Collaborate with health team members in provision of care.
    8. Develop an individualized and prioritized plan of care for clients based on variations in assessments across the lifespan.
    9. Maintain safety and asepsis at appropriate skill level.


  
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    ADN 213 - Meeting Human Needs V


    The focus of this course is on the nursing care of persons who have actual/potential health problems related to Gordon's health patterns of Values/Beliefs, Role/Relationship, and Self Perception/Self-Concept.  Classroom theory and clinical practice integrate all eleven of Gordon's Functional Health Patterns.  Applications specific to Leadership/Management and Mental Health Disorders are presented.  The concepts of hierarchy of human needs across the life-cycle are applied to the nursing care of people with common health problems.  The nursing process is utilized as the modality through which critical thinking skills are applied with an emphasis on health assessment, health promotion, health restoration and health maintenance.  The student provides care to people in specialty and general medical/surgical units, long term care, as well as community settings.  Students assume the nursing practice roles of the Associate Degree nurse with increasing autonomy.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites: ADN 105 Meeting Human Needs I, ADN 106 Meeting Human Needs II, BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II, ENG 110 College Writing I, HST 210 Pharmacology, PSY 110 General Psychology, PSY 210 Developmental Psychology

    PRIOR and Concurrent:  CLT 208 Pathogenic Microbiology and CLT 209 Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory or BIO 150 General Microbiology

    Credits: 6.5
    Hours
    4 Class Hours, 1 Laboratory Hours, 6 Clinical Hours/Wk for 15 Weeks
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon completion of ADN 213, the student will practice as a caregiver who demonstrates more advanced competency in the roles of the nurse.  When caring for persons experiencing disruptions in Values/Beliefs, Role/Relationships, and Self Perception/Self-Concept, the student will:

    1. Demonstrate accountability within the legal ethical and regulatory framework of nursing.
    2. Appraise therapeutic communication techniques regarding nursing ethics/values to meet patient, family and colleague needs.
    3. Evaluate patients across the life-cycle with a focus on patients with mental health disorders.
    4. Adapt interventions to provide coordinated, safe and culturally competent care.
    5. Utilize the nursing process to evaluate clinical decisions involving management of patient care which includes patients, family support systems and resources.
    6. Implement evidence-based teaching plans specific to clients experiencing disruptions in mental health.
    7. Collaborate with patient, family and health care team to creatively solve problems.
    8. Delegate activities of assistive personnel.
    9. Maintain safety and asepsis while managing care in varied health care settings.


  
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    ADN 214 - Meeting Human Needs VI


    The focus of this course is on the nursing care of persons who have actual/potential problems related to the health patterns of Cognitive/Perceptual and Coping/Stress.  Classroom theory and clinical practice integrate all eleven of Gordon's Functional Health Patterns.  Also integrated into this course are our beliefs about human caring, the nature of human beings, health and nursing.  The concepts of hierarchy of human needs and life-cycle are applied to the nursing care of persons with common health problems.  The nursing process is utilized as the modality through which critical thinking skills are applied in the delivery of care.  Emphasis is placed on health assessment, health promotion, health restoration, and health maintenance.  The student provides care to persons in specialty and general medical/surgical units, as well as community settings.  Students assume the roles of the Associate Degree nurse with increasing autonomy.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites: ADN 105 Meeting Human Needs I, ADN 106 Meeting Human Needs II, BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II, ENG 110 College Writing I, HST 210 Pharmacology, PSY 110 General Psychology, PSY 210 Developmental Psychology

    PRIOR and Concurrent:  CLT 208 Pathogenic Microbiology and CLT 209 Pathogenic Microbiology Laboratory or BIO 150 General Microbiology

    Credits: 6.5
    Hours
    4 Class Hours, 1 Laboratory Hours, 6 Clinical Hours per week for 15 weeks
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

    Upon completion of ADN 214, the student will practice as a caregiver who demonstrates more advanced competency in the roles of the nurse.  When caring for persons experiencing disruptions in Cognitive/Perceptual, and Coping/Stress, the student will:

    1. Demonstrate accountability within the legal ethical and regulatory framework of nursing.
    2. Appraise therapeutic communication techniques to meet patient and family needs.
    3. Evaluate patients across the life cycle with focus on patients experiencing disruptions in neurosensory function and patients with neoplastic disorders.
    4. Adapt interventions to provide coordinated, safe and culturally appropriate care.
    5. Utilize the nursing process to evaluate clinical decisions involving patients, family, support systems and community groups.
    6. Implement evidence-based teaching plans specific to clients experiencing disruptions in neurosensory function and with neoplastic disorders.
    7. Collaborate with patient, family and health care team to creatively solve problems.
    8. Supervise activities of assistive personnel.
    9. Maintain safety and asepsis in providing care to patient and family.


  
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    ADN 299 - Independent Study


    An individual student project in the nursing field which is beyond the scope of requirements of the courses offered by the department conducted under the direction of a nursing faculty member and approved by the department chairperson.  Independent study is available to students who have completed one semester of Professional Nursing Courses.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ADN 105 Meeting Human Needs I

    Credits: 1-7
    Hours
    1-4 Class Hours, 0-6 Laboratory Hours, 0-6 Clinical Hours
    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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    ANT 111 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


    Cultural Anthropology studies culture as an adaptation to material conditions, unique to humans, that underpins all social forms and practices in human societies. It examines the cultural characteristics shared by all humans and major variations found among specific groups. It seeks to connect and explain the rules of social interaction in common activities (cultural norms) to their conceptual basis (values and symbols) and to understand how these are used to construct cultural realities that reflect the culture's worldview. Issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice are embedded in discussions of cultural forms (e.g., language, gender, politics, subsistence, religion, race).

    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 major anthropologists concepts and theories.
    2. Apply the methods anthropologists use to explore social phenomena.
    3. Describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class and gender.
    4. Analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity.
    5. Apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action.
    6. Identify the consequences of racism in the United States at the individual, group, and systemic levels.


  
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    ANT 112 - Introduction to Archaeology


    This course covers current archaeological method and theory.  An examination of the major questions posed by archaelolgists and current survey, excavation, and laboratory techniques.  An examination of current research on historic and prehistoric sites.  Students examine evidence and practice the scientific method for data collection, analysis, and interpretatin in weekly laboratory excersises.

    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. Apply methods used by archaeologists to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence and employment of data analysis or mathematic modeling.
    2. Construct scientific data, concepts, and models in archaeology.


  
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    ANT 113 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology


    An introduction to biological anthropology with an emphasis on the interaction of biology and culture to explain human evolution and modern biological variation.  An exploration of human evolutionary history from evidence grounded in paleoanthroplogy, genetics, archaeology, and primatology.  Students examine evidence and practice the scientific method for data collection, analysis, and interpretation in weekly laboratory exercises.

    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. Apply methods used by biological anthropologists to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evalation of evidence and employment of data analysis or mathematical modeling.
    2. Construct scientific data, concepts, and models in biological anthropology.


  
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    ANT 200 - Women, Gender(s) and Sexuality


    An exploration of the social construction of gender and sexuality in a variety of cultural contexts, including accommodations of non-binary gender identities and sexual practices.  We will study the concepts of gender ideology, gender identity, social identity, and the effects of other aspects of culture and social structures on the relative socioeconomic position of individuals.  Special attention is given to traditional and contemporary gender identities in the United States, and the ways that gender inequality and discrimination are maintained through cultural practice.  Students will use anthropological theories and methods to analyze gender and sexuality issues.

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    SOC 200
    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 major anthropological concepts and theories.
    2. Apply the methods anthropologists use to explore social phenomena.
    3. Describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identity involving race, class, and gender.
    4. Analyze the role that complex networks of social structures and systems play in the creation and perpetuation of the dynamics of power, privilege, oppression, and opportunity.
    5. Apply the principles of rights, access, equity, and autonomous participation to past, current, or future social justice action.
    6. Identify the consequences of racism in the United States at the individual, group, and systemic levels.


  
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    ANT 288 - Special Topics


    An in-depth investigation of topics of special interest in anthropology.  Course will cover subjects beyond the scope of the normal course offerings.  Topics will vary depending on need and interest.

    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. Locate information and evaluate it for validity and appropriateness.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of globalization and human/social diversity.
    3. Use anthropological theory and method to analyze problems and develop solutions.


  
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    ANT 299 - Independent Study


    An individual student project in anthropology which is beyond the scope of requirements of the course 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 Anthropology

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

    Course outcomes will be determined by the instructor with the approval of the department chair and Dean.

  
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    ARA 101 - Beginning Arabic I


    This is a comprehension-based foundation course with an emphasis on developing communicative strategies in Arabic.  The course introduces grammar and the skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing and provides exposure to Arabic culture and peoples.  Students will study a wide range of subjects in class, using audio-visual as well as audio and written materials, to consolidate the use of the four communicative skills (reading, writing, speaking, and hearing).  Attention will be given to the mastering of the Arabic alphabet, Arabic pronunciation, basic grammatical structures in Arabic, and initial Arabic vocabulary.  Topics/skills covered at this level include communication in everyday situations (through role-play) and the comprehension of short, simple texts.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Note
    Appropriate course for beginners. Heritage speakers and native speakers of Arabic should not enroll in ARA 101. Students with 3 or more years of high school Arabic should contact the Department Chair to discuss proper placement.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Write their names and make greetings in Arabic at the beginners level.
    2. Use the present tense of simple verbs as well as articles, possessive and demonstrative adjectives, interrogative expressions, numbers, and expressions for time and weather.
    3. Describe simple actions in the present.
    4. Write simple sentences based on addressing chapter topics and vocabulary.
    5. Formulate simple questions and answers in Arabic.
    6. Recognize gender and plural inflection in Arabic.
    7. Speak about themselves in short sentences in Arabic.
    8. Tell time and count to a hundred in Arabic.
    9. Read newspaper headlines in Arabic.
    10. Discuss the ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity of Arabic culture.


  
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    ARA 102 - Beginning Arabic II


    This is the second part of the first-year language sequence and continues to build on the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing acquired in ARA 101.  There will be an emphasis on the ability to use the target language to accomplish basic communicative tasks.  Students should expect to be immersed in the language.  English will be used at a minimum.  The course promotes understanding and appreciation of the Arabic culture.

    Appropriate course for beginners.  Heritage speakers (students who are exposed to a language other than English at home) and native speakers of Arabic should not enroll in ARA 102.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ARA 101 Beginning Arabic I

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

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

    1. Describe family, activities and events in Arabic.
    2. Use the past tense of simple verbs as well as use articles, possessive and demonstrative adjectives, interrogative expressions, and time-related concepts including days, months and holidays.
    3. Describe simple actions in the past.
    4. Express basic needs in the spoken and written language.
    5. Formulate questions and statements in the spoken and written language.
    6. Recognize gender and plural inflections in Arabic.
    7. Speak about themselves and others in compound sentences.
    8. Demonstrate comprehension of sentence-length statements or questions in a limited number of content areas.
    9. Interpret the written target language in texts that are linguistically non-complex.
    10. Have an understanding of the social life and cultures of the Arab world.


  
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    ART 102 - History of Western Art I


    An overview of Western Art and Architecture from the 25,000 B.C.E. to about 1350 C.E.  Study of objects, sculptures, paintings, ceramics, and architecture with a focus on the social, religious, political, and philosophical influences that affected cultural development in the Ancient World.  Slide lecture format.

    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. Broaden the student's knowledge of how works of art and architecture reflect and relate to the natural and built environments.
    2. Have developed analytical approaches to discussing the cultures of the world, and their artistic creations.  The students will use writing as a critical analysis tool for the interpretation of works of art.
    3. Have developed writing skills through a series of creative exercises in research and person expression.  The goal of the writing will be to create a substantial research project that focuses on multiple aspects of a single work of art.  The Writing Center in the Library is available to assist any student with the process of completing the assignments.
    4. Correctly identify a broad range of art production, and relate that art to the social, political, economic and philosophical context of its time.


  
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    ART 103 - History of Western Art II


    Survey of the visual arts in Western culture from the early Renaissance until today, revealing the ways that the world and the thoughts of men and women have changed during this period, and how evolving ideas are reflected in works of art.  Slide lecture format.

    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. Broaden the student's knowledge of how works of art and architecture reflect and relate to the natural and built environments.
    2. Have developed analytical approaches to discussing the cultures of the world, and their artistic creations.
    3. Have developed writing skills through a series of creative exercises in research and personal expression.  The goal of the writing will be to create a substantial research project that focuses on multiple aspects of a single work of art.
    4. Correctly identify a broad range of art production, and relate that art to the social, political, economic and philosophical context of its time.


  
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    ART 104 - History of Asian Art


    History of Asian Art is appropriate for all students who are interested in the cultural traditions and artistic expressions of Asian countries.  This course presents a general survey of the development of Asian Art and Architectural forms in the Far East including India, Japan and China with supplementary study of Korea, Tibet, Indonesia, Burma and Thailand.  Cultural traditions, especially Buddhism introduced.  Prior experience in art history is not necessary.  The format involves slide lecture, readings and class discussion.

    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. Broaden the student's knowledge of how works of art and architecture reflect and relate to the natural and built environments.
    2. Have developed analytical approaches to discussing cultures of the world, and their artistic creations.
    3. Have developed writing skills through the development of a research project focusing on a particular topic in Asian Art.
    4. Identify a broad range of artistic production, and to relate that art to the social, political, philosophical, and economic context of its time.


  
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    ART 105 - Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design


    Introduction to design involves the student with investigation of visual perception and organization.  Training the eye to become sensitive to design elements and principles is emphasized.  Critical analysis of point, line, shape, value, texture, and color; and balance, proportion, scale, rhythm, and unity.  The student will become familiar with a variety of media and intellectual comprehension of text, lecture, and visual examples.  Class projects will focus on learning design methods that are based on logic and expression, to create spatial illusion within a two-dimensional context.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Apply design theory in order to solve a design problem independently.
    2. Create a unified, well balanced design that serves as the foundation for the development of a more advanced fine or applied art compositional study.
    3. Develop a design that contains elements that communicate symbolically and convey a sense of emotion.
    4. Devise a design within a defined amount of time through adjusting one's creative process in order to address the specific needs of the project.


  
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    ART 106 - Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design


    Developing sensitivity and awareness of our spatial environment is the object of this course.  Aesthetic and functional elements of three-dimensional design are explored.  Through reading, projects, lectures and field trips, techniques are explored to assist in heightening awareness.  This enables the student to understand the functional and aesthetic examples of the three-dimensional environment.  Emphasis is placed on studio projects.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Demonstrate the understanding of basic construction methods in various media through the creation of integrated and structurally sound three-dimensional work.
    2. Apply the design process of using the elements and principles of design to create forms that are aesthetically appealing, functional, thought-provoking, well-constructed and expressive.
    3. Articulate verbally and in writing one's creative intentions to others.


  
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    ART 108 - History of Architecture I


    Overview of 40 centuries of building, beginning in Ancient Egypt. The student follows the political technological, religious and social movements that have influenced the major design styles, outstanding architects, and designer of each era through the Gothic period.

    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 major architectural monuments throughout historical periods covered in class.
    2. Identify and label specific characteristics of said monuments and periods, employing appropriate vocabulary.
    3. Address the social, historical, political and/or economic contexts in which architectural constructions are produced.


  
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    ART 110 - Modern Art


    Art of the late 19th century.  Impressionism (circa 1870) to Cubism and other forms of abstract art.  Panorama of 20th century visual movements including Futurism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Post-Modernism.  Slide/lecture format and field trips.

    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. Broaden the student's knowledge of how works of art and architecture reflect and relate to the cultures that produced them.
    2. Develop analytical approaches to discussing concepts and theories of modern art.
    3. Develop writing skills through creative exercises in research and personal expression.


  
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    ART 111 - History of Decorative Arts: 1600-Present


    Introduction to the development of style in fabric, furniture and accessories for the interior from 1600 to the present.  Emphasis will be placed on the history of American interiors.  Required for interior design students, recommended for students in Art and Design and as an elective for students interested in history or American Studies.

    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 periods in western furniture and decorative elements.
    2. Understand of causes in stylistic change.
    3. Understand the social, economic, political and technological context of American culture from 1600 to the present.


  
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    ART 112 - Beginning Photography


    Basics of camera design and operation, plus the fundamentals of photographic visualization and composition; line, form, color, light shadow.  Darkroom procedures, film processing, basic printmaking, selecting printing techniques.  (Students can sign-out cameras and other supplies from the Communications Department thus reducing the overall costs for photo supplies.)

     

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    COM 112
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Control camera, composition, and photographic approach (sharp focus, shadow D.O.F., blur motion, frozen image, etc.)
    2. Make choices regarding film, paper, lens, filters and light to achieve a good quality photograph as a final product.


  
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    ART 113 - History of Modern Design


    Survey of modern design examines changing developments in graphics, industrial design, architecture and decorative arts from 1851 to the present.  Beginning with The Exhibition of Art and Industry in London and concluding with postmodernism, mass culture and the role consumption plays in design will be explored.  The course focuses on design as a creative activity influenced by technology, economics and social history. 

     

    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 exemplars of Art Nouveau, German Bauhaus, Russian Constructivism, Art Deco, Swiss Movement, Modernism (or Modern Movement sometimes known as New York school) and Post-Modernism.
    2. Describe the impact that technological, political, economical, social and cultural influences had on the development of designs.
    3. Explain the relationship between design, mass-consumption, production, and marketing.


  
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    ART 115 - Beginning Drawing


    Emphasis on a series of open-ended interrelated problems dealing with visual language and its vocabulary, and organization.  Drawing problems will intensify the student's perception and comprehension of the elements and principles of design including point, line, shape, tone, texture, and color; and balance, proportion, scale, rhythm, and unity in composition.  Student's perception and comprehension of light, space, and form will be given special emphasis.  Format involves intensive instruction and demonstrations in charcoal, pencil, pen and ink, and mixed media as a means to personal investigation, understanding, and expression.  Subjects include landscape, figure, and still-life.  Various historical models will be studied through text and visual examples.  Students are encouraged to develop their own style and viewpoint through discussion of art criticism.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    6 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Create a drawing that contains the formal art elements, and is composed through applying the formal design principles.
    2. Devise drawings with a variety of media, such as graphite, charcoal, conte' crayon and ink.
    3. Produce drawings through a variety of techniques that contain expression.


  
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    ART 116 - Painting I


    This course is designed to investigate painting as an expressive medium rooted in both traditional and contemporary views of fine art painting.  It also serves to expand student's knowledge regarding the role of fine art painting within today's art world.  The emphasis is on the tradition of observational painting (painting from life) achieved through regular painting assignments, text and critiques.  Personal approaches to specific problems are encouraged and explored through classroom projects.  Areas of study include still life, figure and portrait.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ART 115 Drawing

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    6 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Implement classical oil painting concepts, such as chiaroscuro, color theory, and composition.
    2. Solve an oil painting problem through research and intellectual inquiry.
    3. Utilize historical content and traditional oil painting tools and techniques to successfully create original works of art.


  
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    ART 118 - Introduction to Digital Photography


    This course is an Introduction to Digital Photography.  The purpose of this course is to develop proficiency in digital photography and the "digital darkroom" through projects in digital photography and Adobe Photoshop.  It is suggested that students have prior experience working with Adobe Photoshop, but it is not required.  Students will learn about: color temperature, exposure, and camera controls (depth of field; shutter speed), creative and technical applications relating to composition and aesthetics in photography, photographic representation, electronic publishing, digital output, portfolio preparation, and careers in digital photography.  Students will be encouraged to use the medium of digital photography to develop a personal vision as evidenced in his or her final portfolio.

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

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

    1. Demonstrate and utilize the proper controls over tools in relation to photographic camera equipment, computer hardware and digital editing software.
    2. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of design and artistry throughout the use of color, light, composition and balance.
    3. Develop and utilize through photographic assignment appropriate photo specific terminology and skills to make a visual interpretation through keeping an on-line visual journal.
    4. Utilize the "digital darkroom" as it pertains specifically to web usage techniques. (i.e. blog creation and re-sizing for different web formats)


  
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    ART 120 - Beginning Sculpture


    This course is designed for students to realize the creative process that takes place in the art making of sculpture.  Students will be introduced to various fundamental techniques and treatment of sculptural materials.  Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on experimentation, reading, and discussion.  This course will ultimately assist the student to further develop an artistic direction in three-dimensional studies.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Three-Dimensional Design for Art majors.  An elective for non-art majors.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    6 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Execute the creative process of traditional sculpture.
    2. Build the armature, sculpting the clay and casting plaster.
    3. Create sculpture from observation.
    4. Develop a basic working knowledge of sculpting and casting.
    5. Compile the professional work of specific artists in traditional and modern periods.
    6. State personal creative ideas and direction for future 3D studies.


  
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    ART 125 - Introduction to Computer Graphics


    The study of Visual Communication theory relating to applied arts fields such as advertising and editorial design, animation, gaming, and web design.  Students are introduced to vector and raster graphic programs on Macintosh computers, and learn how to develop initial thumbnail sketches into final design comprehensives.  Other topics include digital photography, scanning, image manipulation, color correction, and typography.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ART 105 Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design, BIT 108 introduction to PC and Windows or equivalent.

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    COM 124
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Apply the principles of design to conceive a unified, well-balanced visual communications piece such as a poster, print media advertisement or logotype.
    2. Develop a design using raster and vector software.
    3. Describe one's creative process for designing a visual communications piece such as a product package, flyer or web banner.


  
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    ART 129 - The Chemistry of Art


    This course is a study of art from a scientific perspective.  The molecular basis of art will be explored by using the atomic theory to explain how paints are made, the function of binders and varnishes, the absorption of light, the structure of ceramics, the process of photography, and the materials used for sculpture.  The atomic structure of the material will be used to explain its function for the artist.  The use of chemistry in art conservation, restoration, and the detection of forgery will also be investigated.  This course includes a hands on laboratory and is intended for non-science majors.

    Credits: 4
    Cross-listed
    CHM 129
    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. Demonstrate the use of the scientific method to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
    2. Demonstrate the application of scientific data, concepts, and models in chemistry.


  
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    ART 130 - Introduction to Ceramics: Construction and Glazes


    Study of the basic processes of design and creation of clay forms, both functional and sculptural.  Techniques of handbuilding, throwing on the potter's wheel, glazing and firing will be explored.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite: ART 106 Introduction to Three-Dimensional Design.

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    6 Studio hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Solve a ceramics design problem through research and intellectual inquiry.
    2. Produce a traditional ceramic vessel.
    3. Utilize the fundamental techniques of shaping and glazing.


  
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    ART 140 - Printmaking


    This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of fine art printmaking.  Through demonstration, studio practice, and discussion students develop skills and insights necessary for the creative application of basic printmaking methods.  Technical, historical, and aesthetic considerations are addressed.  Topics include etching, relief printing, and monotype.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ART 105 Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design or ART 115 Beginning Drawing

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    6 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Implement various classical fine art printmaking methods.
    2. Solve a printmaking problem through research and intellectual inquiry.
    3. Utilize historical content and traditional printmaking tools and techniques to successfully create original works of art.


  
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    ART 145 - Children and the Arts


    This course prepares students to effectively teach the arts to young children.  Students learn the role of creative movement, dramatics, music, and visual art in young children's education through the exploration of their own creative identity and become comfortable in using integrated teaching methods, which nuture creativity in young children.  Through discussion and analysis of current research and theory in the teaching of the arts, they also learn how to choose and use multicultural fine artworks, music, and children's literature, how to use the arts in inclusionary practice, and how to assess children's artistic progress to enhance children's creative development in the arts.

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    ECE 145
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Plan and carry out developmentally appropriate, integrated activities in the arts that nurture creativity and foster children's development and meet the arts standards.
    2. Understand the role their personal experiences in the arts play in how they approach arts education with young children.
    3. Use authentic assessment tools to evaluate children's development in the arts.
    4. Adjust and adapt arts activities to meet the needs of children of different ages, backgrounds, and abilities.


  
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    ART 146 - History of Photography


    This course is designed to give students a strong background in the historic, aesthetic, and cultural background of photography as both a significant art form and important cultural and communications medium.  The course content includes topics dealing with the invention of photography as art in the 19th century, great photographers, and new photography.

    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. Know how photography evolved inside and outside the United States and its influence in society.
    2. Understand the meaning of images and get ideas from it to apply in other aspects (visuals or not).


  
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    ART 212 - Intermediate Photography


    Systems of precise exposure and processing control.  Advanced black and white darkroom techniques.  Introduction to color theory, processes and printing.  Functional portfolio development.  Introduction to digital electronic imaging.  (Students can sign-out cameras and other supplies from the Communications department thus reducing the overall costs for photo supplies.)

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ART 112 Beginning Photography

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    COM 212
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Operate a twins-lens camera, control negative density and print contrast making use of the zone system.
    2. Know how to light and operate "strobe lights."


  
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    ART 214 - Internship


    Available to second-year Art and Design students with a faculty member's recommendation. Internship requirements will be developed on an individual basis with an art faculty member's supervision.

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

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

    1. Integrate their experience with the workings of arts/business/educational organizations into developing a larger perspective of their chosen area of fine or applied art.
    2. Apply the knowledge gained within a particular field related to their career path.
    3. Learn to budget time in relation to required tasks.
    4. Establish a network of contacts in their chosen area.
    5. Develop a list of references for future employment.


  
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    ART 222 - Advanced Photography


    Advanced Photography is a lecture/laboratory course that offers students with previous photography education or experience the opportunity to further explore photography as an expressive tool.  The scope and approach of the course is the study and application of advanced methods of working with a photographic camera, as well as processing film and prints with photochemistry.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  ART/COM 112 Beginning Photography and ART/COM 212 Intermediate Photography

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    COM 222
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Use a light meter and gray card to calculate scene brightness ratios.
    2. Adjust film speed ratings to compensate for camera or lighting factors.
    3. Adjust film development times to compensate for lighting conditions.
    4. Determine personal film speed.
    5. Print "problem" negatives by making alterations in the prints.
    6. Develop a vocabulary to critique basic photographic principles.
    7. Recognize and appreciate diverse photographic expression.


  
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    ART 225 - Illustration


    This course is directed towards the student pursuing an emphasis in graphic arts.  It considers the drawn or painted image as a means of communication utilizing narrative imagery and pictorial illusion and space.  Students will solve illustrative problems relating to magazine articles, posters, packaging, book covers, children's picture books, and other materials.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  ART 105 Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design, ART 115 Beginning Drawing

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    6 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Create an illustration that visually communicates a message using the elements of art and principles of design.
    2. Devise an illustration that solves a problem and addresses the specific needs of a client.
    3. Develop a personal style of illustration through exploration of materials, processes, and theories of image making.


  
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    ART 226 - Advanced Computer Imagery


    A continuation of Visual Communication theory that students were introduced to during ART 125/COM 124.  Through more advanced visual design problems, students will develop their conceptual problem-solving skills relative to applied arts fields such as advertising and editorial design, animation, gaming, and web design.  Advanced digital imagery techniques will be introduced using Photoshop CC, in addition to page layout theory using Adobe InDesign CC.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  ART 125 Introduction to Computer Graphics, ART 115 Beginning Drawing

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    COM 226
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Implement the process of creative concept development in the context of solving real world visual communication problems.
    2. Apply knowledge of design software and creative skills to a variety of Graphic Design projects.
    3. Manage time efficiently while working on multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline oriented environment.
    4. Articulate verbally and in writing one's creative intentions to others.


  
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    ART 228 - Animation I


    Animation I introduces the student to the beginning concepts of classical animation.  The focus is the investigation of two-dimensional animation using the program of Macro-media Director MX.  Topics covered are writing for animation and history of animation, in addition to basic animation concepts such as character development, storyboarding, audio/music timing and screening.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  Art 105 Introduction to Two-Dimensional Design, Art 107 Color Theory, Art 115 Beginning Drawing, Art 125 Introduction to Computer Graphics, Art 225 Illustration or ART 217 Advanced Drawing

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    COM 228
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Illustrate a working knowledge of quality visual storytelling.
    2. Demonstrate a competent application of the animation principles in a time-based visualization.
    3. Demonstrate a competent application of foundation drawing skills.
    4. Apply animation computer software knowledge to other digital art forms.


  
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    ART 288 - Mobile Web App Development


    Learn to design and create Web apps for mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone and Android, using collaborative, open-source mobile environments on both PC and Apple based platforms.  The focus will be on both design and development skills necessary to create functional, effective, and responsive Web pages and Web apps using standard Web technologies, including CSS3, HTML5 and JavaScript.  Techniques such as progressive enhancement and feature detection will be utilized as well as JavaScript APIs for functionality such as geolocation, device orientation, and handling touch events.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 173 Basics of Website Creation

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    BIT 288
    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 a working vocabulary for the tools and concepts related to the development of mobile Web apps.
    2. Differentiate between Web apps and native apps.
    3. Create effective designs for Web apps and mobile devices.
    4. Use HTML/CSS/JavaScript to create and debug Web apps for mobile devices.
    5. Create Web apps that integrate device features such as geolocation, accelerometers, and touch gestures.


  
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    ASA 110 - Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies


    This course provides an introduction to the physical, psychological, social, familial and legal aspects of chemical abuse.  The chemistry, physiology, psychopharmacology, theories and stages of addiction will be introduced and explored.  Relevant history, problems of special populations of addicted clients and contributions of 12 Step Programs will be reviewed.  Assessment, treatment planning, professional ethics, theory and skills building are integral to the course.

    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 general concepts of ethical addiction treatment and the effects of the various substances of abuse including Harm Reduction and Medically Assisted Treatment.
    2. Apply diagnostic criteria for addiction using the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (APA; DSM) and discuss diagnosis, planning and intervention using case studies.
    3. Determine appropriate level of client care using the continuum of services available in New York State.
    4. Discuss the different needs of special populations including those with Co-Occuring Disorders.


  
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    ASA 210 - Chemical Dependency Counseling I


    This course identifies the uniqueness of chemical dependency counseling by examining concepts, issues, and skills required to provide basic group therapy for chemically dependent persons.  Group norms, goals, content, process, stages of group growth, group curative factors, group principles, and issues/problems of group dynamics and professional ethics are explored.  Traditional theoretical models, such as Adlerian, Existential, Person-Centered, Behavioral, REBT, and various perspectives will be explored relative to chemical dependency group counseling.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ASA 110 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies

    Prior or Concurrent:  PSY 217 Introduction to Counseling Theory and Practice

    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 several types of groups.
    2. Demonstrate understanding of groups in a multicultural context.
    3. Identify general guidelines for group work with multicultural populations.
    4. Discuss critical issues related to ethical guidelines for group counselors.
    5. Identify main characteristics/issues/problems for beginning group leaders.
    6. Name special skills needed for opening and closing group sessions.
    7. Discuss advantages and disadvantages of co-leading groups.
    8. Begin to identify personal style of group leadership.
    9. Demonstrate knowledge of the stages of group development.
    10. Discuss theoretical approaches to groups.
    11. Identify main patterns of group dynamics.
    12. Be able to apply group leadership skills to working with chemically dependent populations.
    13. Critically discuss the nature of group therapy as it relates to curative factors.


  
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    ASA 220 - Chemical Dependency Counseling II


    This course builds on concepts from ASA 210.  Ethical standards and practices will be discussed relative to chemical dependency counseling.  Contemporary approaches to group counseling theories such as Reality/Choice Therapy, Rational Recovery Model, Motivational Interviewing, Short-Term Solution Focused Therapy, and Holistic Perspectives in Chemical Dependency Counseling will be explored in the context of ethical principles.  Holistic issues will include alternative and complementary medicine and the mind-body-spirit connection relative to relapse prevention and overall health and wellness.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  ASA 110 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies, ASA 210 Chemical Dependency Counseling I, PSY 217 Introduction to Counseling Theory and Practice

     

    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. Correlate knowledge of group counseling issues and skills with core concepts from ASA 210.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of several new types of group counseling techniques.
    3. Incorporate critical issues related to ethical guidelines for group counselors.
    4. Accurately self assess growth in application of group counseling skills.
    5. Demonstrate understanding of client needs by purposefully selecting the best clinical approach.
    6. Display evidence of knowledge relative to the evolution of group process.
    7. Demonstrate knowledge of types of holistic treatment as they relate to chemical dependency counseling.


  
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    ASA 230 - Family Issues in Chemical Dependency


    This course will introduce family theory including systems, structural, and experimental models.  Critical issues involving family roles and dynamics specific to families with substance abuse issues will be emphasized.  In addition, the ethical practice of assessment and intervention with families will be explored.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ASA 110 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies

    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 theoretical perspectives of family therapy and how they apply to treatment of substance use disorders.
    2. Describe and apply the main steps in intervention and treatment planning with a family that has substance use disorders.
    3. Identify common treatment issues among diverse family structures.


  
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    ASA 234 - Psychology of Addictions


    This course provides an overview of the psychology of addictive and compulsive behaviors, psychophysiological mechanisms in the brain and the impact of these behaviors on an individual's global functioning.  The course examines the problematic use of alcohol and other drugs, and compulsive behaviors such as eating, gambling and sex.  This course explores the impact of these behaviors on the individual, the family, and society as a whole.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  PSY 110 General Psychology 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 and apply the concept of addiction and how the problematic use of substances and compulsive behaviors impact the individual, family and society and corresponding interventions.
    2. Analyze current and historical views on addiction, substance use disorders and other problematic/compulsive behaviors and how they are shaped by culture and media.
    3. Describe and apply how the central nervous system and other bodily systems are affected by the use of various substances and how the reward centers of the brain are involved in compulsive behaviors.


  
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    ASA 235 - Current Topics In Chemical Dependency Treatment


    Course will cover the most current and emerging best-practices, treatment issues, regulatory mandates, research and policies for counselor credentialing. Specific topics covered may include scope of practice, counselor wellness, use of supervision, trauma informed care, and co-occurring disorders. These topics are addressed in the context of the specifics of the continuum of treatment options and their regulations. It will include best practices in Medication Assisted Treatment and its administration within the various levels of care. Topics will vary depending on the priorities designated by the NYS Office of Substance Abuse Services and Support (OASAS) to meet the credentialing requirements.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  ASA 110 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies, ASA 210 Chemical Dependency Counseling I, ASA 220 Chemical Dependency Counseling 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. Identify various levels of care and their current regulatory requirements and best practices.
    2. Identify situations that require supervision and the inter-disciplinary approach in ensuring best practices in patient care and counselor wellness.
    3. Apply diagnostic criteria balanced with the individual needs of the consumer (including co-occurring disorders) when determining level of care and treatment planning.
    4. Apply knowledge of current treatment practices regarding the specialized treatment responses to the needs of various consumer groups and the use of Medically Assisted Treatment.


  
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    ASA 245 - Cultural Competencies in Chemical Dependency Studies


    This course is designed to provide an overview of topics of special interest and cultural diversity in addictions treatment.  The course will examine the unique issues and treatment needs of selected client groups in treatment and recovery, e.g. HIV/AIDS; children/adolescents; racial, ethnic, and religious minorities; economically disadvantaged; disabled; women; the elderly; LGBT; and people with co-occurring disorders.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  ASA 110 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies, ASA 210 Chemical Dependency Counseling I, ASA 220 Chemical Dependency Counseling 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. Identify the need to approach clients' issues in a culturally competent manner.
    2. Identify several dimensions of culturally competent counseling.
    3. Identify their own biases and prejudices so as to avoid projecting one's own values and negative judgements onto consumers.
    4. Identify the system of oppression in American society, and articulate the ways the system of oppression serves the privileged in existing social structures.
    5. Recognize the need for specialized treatment responses given the unique cultural experiences of various consumer groups.
    6. Identify and practice ethical professional behavior in response to the various needs of various consumer groups.
    7. Identify and articulate a preferred multicultural counseling approach to be used in one's own practice.
    8. Articulate and understanding of the potential special needs of minorities and disadvantaged groups.
    9. Identify current public policy issues of concern to the field of chemical dependency, and formulate ideas related to advocacy.


  
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    ASA 250 - Ethical Principles/Practices in Chemical Dependency Treatment


    This 5 week module will cover the content required for the Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) credentialing process.  The focus will be on the chemically dependent population and the ethical considerations related to the treatment environment.  The student will gain knowledge of the Canon of Ethical Principles.  In addition to the Canon, topics will include:  counselors in recovery, counselor relapse, counter-transference, confidentiality and the law, sexual harassment, client-counselor relationships, and ethics in the workplace.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ASA 110 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies, ASA 210 Chemical Dependency Counseling I or permission of instructor

    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. Demonstrate awareness of the importance of ethical professional practice to assure the health, safety, and recovery of addicted clients and families.
    2. Demonstrate awareness of the importance of ethical standards for counselors in the profession to deliver the highest quality service to clients.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the Canon of Ethical Principles.
    4. Apply concepts of counseling and professional ethics to the field of addiction counseling.


  
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    ASA 255 - Chemical Dependency and the HIV/AIDS Population


    This 5 week module will cover content required for the Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) credentialing process.  The students will be exposed to the application of principles of chemical dependency theory and practice to the HIV/AIDS population.  The unique needs of this client group require special consideration to adapt treatment.  Focus will also include Hepatitis-C and federal law pertaining to HIV/AIDS information, ethics, and confidentiality issues.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ASA 110 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies, ASA 210 Chemical Dependency Counseling I or permission of instructor

    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. Demonstrate comprehension, recognition, and understanding of the co-morbidity of addiction and HIV/AIDS.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the risks of HIV/AIDS related to addiction.
    3. Integrate the basic concepts of harm reduction and its role in chemical dependency treatment with regard to HIV/AIDS.
    4. Apply principles related to the unique needs of clients who are HIV positive.


  
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    ASA 260 - Pharmacology and Chemical Dependency


    This 5 week module will cover content required for the Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) credentialing process.  It will provide an introduction to the basic pharmacology of psychoactive drugs, with special attention to drugs with addictive potential.  The pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic basis of drug action will be introduced and explored.  The basic structure of the Central Nervous System (CNS) will be reviewed along with neurotransmitter function and dysfunction.  The pharmacology of sedative-hypnotic drugs, stimulants, analgesics, and drugs used to treat psychological disorders will be explored in detail with regards to their pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and pharmacological attributes.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ASA 110 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies, ASA 210 Chemical Dependency I or permission of instructor

    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. Demonstrate an understanding of pharmacokinetic processes.
    2. Apply the concepts of half-life, drug accumulation, efficacy, potency, and tolerance.
    3. Describe basic neuroanatomy with special attention to the neuron, receptors, and the synaptic cleft.
    4. Describe the major groups of neurotransmitters important in the action of psychoactive substances.


  
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    ASA 320 - Supervised Clinical Internship


    Up to 300 hours of internship practicum, under supervision, in a chemical dependency related facility are required to provide exposure and practice opportunities in the clinical, work and documentation skills of the profession.  The student will enter the field work as an intern and will be subject to all legal, ethical, and professional standards required of staff members.  Placement may include rehabilitation programs, detox units, prisons, hospitals, crisis centers, clinics or other recognized facilities that treat chemical dependency.  A primary goal of the internship(s) is to evaluate the student under working conditions to ascertain readiness for clinical work in the field.  Ethical principles and supervision are integrated into all areas of the experience.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  ASA 110 Introduction to Chemical Dependency Studies, ASA 210 Chemical Dependency Counseling I (REQUIRED UNLESS WAIVED BY INSTRUCTOR)

     

     

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    2 Class Hours, 16-20 Internship Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Demonstrate integrated knowledge of substance use disorders, based on counselor competencies, using ethical communication and treatment.
    2. Complete a client assessment, comprehensive treatment plan, diagnosis and discharge summary based on the American Psychiatric Association diagnostic criteria.
    3. Demonstrate organized documentation of a client's verbal and behavioral responses to components of the treatment process.
    4. Utilize therapeutic techniques in client counseling in a practice environment.


  
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    ASL 120 - American Sign Language I


    Introduces the fundamentals of American Sign Language (ASL) including basic vocabulary, syntax, finger spelling, and grammatical non-manual signs. Focuses on communicative competence. The Direct Experience Method is used to help students learn to sign by experiencing the use of signs directly. Develops gestural skills as a foundation for ASL enhancement. Introduces Deaf Culture and increases understanding of the Deaf Community.

    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. Know and use the manual alphabet of American Sign Language appropriately.
    2. Master 400 basic signs, including number systems, and use them appropriately in simple conversations.
    3. Understand and begin to produce affirmative and negative statements, Yes/No and wh-questions in everyday topics such as family, daily activities, personal preference and needs.
    4. Understand and begin to use basic sentence structures, including object + subject + verb, sentences with identifying nouns, directional verbs, and verbs with classifiers.
    5. Understand and use some basic language strategies such as getting attention, handling interruptions, providing listeners with feedback, and opening and closing conversations.
    6. Have a basic understanding of Deaf Culture, including the history of Deaf people in the United States, prevalent myths and misconceptions regarding ASL and deafness.


  
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    ASL 220 - American Sign Language II


    Continues the study of the processes and basic structures of ASL to provide an in-depth understanding of the language and an ability to use the language more fluently.  Sign grammatical principles are expanded and practiced. Understanding and appreciation for the Deaf Culture and Community is encouraged to enhance linguistic and cultural knowledge.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ASL 120 American Sign Language 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. Understand 400 new signs in American Sign Language, including conjunctions, size-shape specifiers and more advanced classifier verb pairs, and produce them appropriately in topics such as family, daily activities, personal preference and needs.
    2. Identify main ideas and supporting details from longer and more complex signed texts.
    3. Understand more complex sentence structures, including conditional sentences and use of temporal aspects, and begin to use them correctly in communication.
    4. Understand non-manual markers including comparative/conditional and adverbial uses, and use them to express physical and emotional states.
    5. Understand and use language functions such as offering/accepting help and offering advice to communicate effectively.
    6. Begin to explore the various artistic uses of ASL such as storytelling, poetry, and sign-play.
    7. Develop a greater awareness of and appreciation for the Deaf Culture and Community as well as develop an understanding of their own cultural values and beliefs.


  
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    ASL 230 - American Sign Language III


    Additional and expanded topics for conversation are introduced with the associated vocabulary.  Variations of signed messages by incorporating different sign principles and mime.  More emphasis on conversational fluency in sign.  The student will be able to generate increasingly more complex signing structures.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ASL 220 American Sign Language II

    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. Understand 200 new signs in American Sign Language, including plural forms and different locations through reduplication, use of body pronoun/agent suffix for some professions, and additional use of classifiers showing manner of flow and distance.
    2. Identify main ideas and supporting details from longer and more complex signed texts.
    3. Understand more complex sentence structures, including rhetorical questions, sequence of activities, using clauses as topics, and questions about measurement, and begin to use them correctly in communication.
    4. Understand and use non-manual markers, including inflections of verbs with facial adverbs, as well as inflections of adjectives, and the use of 'never' and 'nothing' signs as forms of denial.
    5. Develop a greater awareness of and appreciation for the Deaf Culture and Community, including Deaf people's strategies with non-signers. 

     

  
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    AST 113 - Introductory Astronomy


    This course covers the development of our modern understanding of the astronomical universe from planets and stars to galaxies and cosmology.  It is a broad introduction to Astronomy including the historical development of astronomy; the basic physics of gravity, light, and atoms; telescopes; planets, moons, and other objects in our solar system; the Sun and other stars; the evolution of stars; the Milky Way galaxy and other galaxies; distant quasars and other active galaxies; the expanding universe; and cosmology based on the Big Bang theory.

    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. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of data analysis or mathematical modeling.
    2. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.
    3. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied Astronomy, including describing and critiquing both the geocentric and the heliocentric models of our solar system.
    4. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to Astronomy, including identifying, classifying and comparing the objects in the Universe, including, but not limited to; atoms, nebulae, stars, stellar clusters, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies.
    5. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to Astronomy, including explaining the evolution of stars, as well as of the large scale structure of the Universe.


  
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    ATM 114 - Introductory Atmospheric Science


    Does Binghamton have some of the worst weather in the nation?  Is severe weather getting worse?  How accurate are the weather forecasts?  If you have ever wondered about these questions and others, this course will help you find these answers.  This introductory course intends to educate you on the fundamentals of the Earth's atmosphere, weather and climate.  Topics including: the atmosphere and its energy transformations, the seasons, atmospheric optics, water vapor, precipitation, and the wind are woven together to enable you to understand how weather works and what constitutes severe weather.  Other topics of study might include El Nino, ozone depletion and global warming.  You will participate in the act of doing science by investigating a weather topic.  After taking this course, you should have a better understanding of the science of meteorology, how science progresses, and why Binghamton has such cloudy weather.  Laboratory activities including weather data collection and analysis are included in this course.

    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. Describe the layers of the atmosphere, both in chemical composition and temperature distribution.
    2. Define temperature, pressure, and humidity.
    3. Identify different types of meteorological instrumentation.
    4. List the types of precipitation and their causes.
    5. Describe the process of cloud formation.
    6. Identify different cloud types.
    7. Define lapse rates and their uses in meteorology.
    8. Describe the earth's heat balance through convection, conduction, radiation, absorption, and scattering.
    9. Describe seasonal variations at different locations and state their causes.
    10. Describe the general circulation patterns of the earth, on both a large and small scale.
    11. Define the jet stream and its effect on U.S. weather patterns.
    12. List the air masses that effect the continental U.S.
    13. Describe cyclogensis, pressure systems and their formation with respect to fronts and their effect on our weather.
    14. Describe the conditions necessary for severe weather development.


  
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    BHM 101 - Basic Nutrition


    This course presents a challenging science-based nutrition core curriculum that reviews of the role of nutrition in health promotion/disease prevention, and provides an overview of the interrelationships between diet, therapeutic nutrition and various acute/chronic medical conditions.  With an emphasis on normal anatomy and physiology and the metabolism of nutrients, the following topics will be studied:  the functions and sources of nutrients; digestion, absorption, and utilization of food; normal and therapeutic nutrition; and various foods, preferences, and customs, as well as dietary guidelines.  Topics relating to dietary policies, procedures and regulations will also be covered.  Other topics of student interest will be addressed as they arise.

    Credits: 4
    Cross-listed
    BIO 121
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Understand and exhibit a basic understanding of normal anatomy, physiology, and metabolism as related to nutrition.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships between diet, therapeutic nutrition and various acute/chronic medical conditions.
    3. Evidence the culinary applications concerning the functions and sources of nutrients; digestion, absorption, and utilization of food; normal and therapeutic nutrition; and various food, preferences, and customs, as well as dietary guidelines.


  
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    BHM 110 - Sanitation and Safety


    A course in the fundamentals of restaurant, lodging, and other organizational sanitation practices. In this certification course, the student will learn the control points in food service and the importance of sanitation and safety procedures.  This course will introduce the keys of management success, foodservice systems, and regulatory impact within professional organizations.  It will instruct on food contamination and prevention through proper food service operations, menu planning, cleaning, and maintenance.  The course will discuss safety management within lodging properties, foodservice establishments, and other organizations.

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    HST 115
    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 the importance of proper cleaning and sanitizing in hospitality and other institutional establishments.
    2. Demonstrate competency in Basic First Aid/CPR/AED by successfully earning the 2 year American Heart Association certification.
    3. Earn ServSafe ® Allergen Certification.
    4. Earn ServSafe ® Certification.


  
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    BHM 123 - Bartending and Beverage Management


    Management techniques for effective beverage operations of a restaurant, bar, hotel, country club, or any place that serves beverages will be covered.  Familiarization with the history of the beverage industry and development of an appreciation of wine, beer, and spirits.  Equipping, staffing, managing, marketing and purchasing for a bar.  Mixology.  Liquor laws and profitable operations management will be emphasized.  New trends in beverages are also discussed.  Students will be certified in responsible  alcohol service.

    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. Successfully complete a certified responsible alcohol service exam through TIPS.
    2. Understand, perform, and apply standard bar mixology equipment creating professional drink preparations.
    3. Recognize, identify, and utilize a variety of beverages including spirits, wine and beer within a professional alcohol service setting.


  
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    BHM 125 - Hospitality Law (WE)


    A study of the legal principles governing hospitality operations including: common law, contracts, laws of tort and negligence, hotel-guest relationship, laws regarding food, food service and alcoholic beverages and employment laws.

    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. Understand and apply the law of contracts within hospitality entities.
    2. Understand and apply legally obligated performance duties assigned hospitality entities as related to guest protections and the liabilities/legal consequences associated with failures of meeting such obligations.


  
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    BHM 127 - Kitchen Chemistry


    Your are what you eat.  Cooking and recipes may be the oldest and most widespread application of chemistry and chemical research.  This course will cover the basic chemistry of the main components of food, carbohydrates, lipids, and protein, as well as water, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, food additives, flavors, and colors.  It will also cover the processing of food and the use of fermentation in the production of yogurt, cheese, wine, and beer.  The laboratory component will give the students a chance to perform the reactions presented in lecture.

    Credits: 4
    Cross-listed
    CHM 127
    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. Demonstrate the use of the scientific method to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
    2. Understand the application of scientific data, concepts, and models in chemistry.


  
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    BHM 201 - Hotel/Restaurant Internship I


    Career-related employment in the hospitality industry focusing on an area of interest in a hotel or restaurant.  The intern will experience the opportunity to apply the theory learned in the program within a hospitality business setting.  First year course work must be completed.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  30 credit hours successfully completed toward Hotel/Restaurant Management degree

    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 working competencies in any of the following areas, or other areas as agreed between the student and instructor.

         Focus Areas--Hotel Internship:
                   Housekeeping Department
                   Personnel Department
                   Maintenance Department
                   Sales Department
                   Accounting Department
                   Food & Beverage Department
                   Front Desk Department
                   General Management

         Focus Areas--Restaurant Internship:
                   Sanitation of Facility
                   Food & Beverage Preparation
                   Food & Beverage Service
                   Food & Beverage Management
                   Accounting Department
                   Personnel Department
                   Sales Department
                   Catering Department

  
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    BHM 216 - Professional Cooking


    This course focuses on the theory and practice of cooking methods such as frying, roasting, broiling, griddle work, poaching and sautéing, with a basic understanding of use and care of kitchen equipment.  Some items to be prepared by the student include:  stocks, sauces, soups, vegetables, appetizers, sandwiches, salads, dairy products, meat, poultry, seafood, international dishes and basic bakery products.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BHM 110 Sanitation and Safety

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    1 Class Hour, 6 Lab Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Understand the principles and theory of food production and preparation.
    2. Engage the total production of a menu, including terminology, menu requirements, recipe reading and conversion, recipe substitution, techniques of mixing, and cooking times and temperatures.
    3. Demonstrate familiarity and correct usage of commercial food production equipment.
    4. Display and conduct a professional attitude toward kitchen etiquette and personnel supervision.


  
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    BHM 230 - Front Office Operations Management


    A study of the importance of guest service, communications with one front office and other departments, reservation systems, registration techniques, and safety and security.  Accounting and night audit, reports and yield management will also be covered.  A computerized front office simulation will be used in this class.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  HOS 101 Introductions for Hospitality Freshmen, HOS 115 Hospitality Marketing and Promotions, BUS 108 Accounting for a Service Business, BIT 206 IT for Service Industries

    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 and be able to describe the importance of guest service.
    2. Establish the optimum room rate (Hubbart Room Rate Formula), accurately forecasting room availability, budgeting for operations, and implementing yield management.
    3. Comprehend, demonstrate, discuss, and apply the basics of effective lodging front office management.


  
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    BHM 235 - Hotel and Restaurant Cost Control


    This course presents practical techniques for protecting hospitality establishments' profits.  Covering a broad area of controls over food, beverage and labor areas, this course builds a sound foundation of concepts and applications of management cost control procedures.  Computer spread sheet applications software will be used in class.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  BUS 108 Accounting for a Service Business, HOS 101 Introduction for the Hospitality Freshman, or approval from department Chair

    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. Identify, understand, and demonstrate the ability to apply the principles underlying hospitality management food, beverage, labor cost controls.
    2. Identify procedures involved in taking and evaluating corrective action to strengthen controls.


  
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    BHM 270 - Hospitality Managerial Accounting


    This course provides students with a basis for planning and protecting a hospitality operation's financial success.  Covers methods of financial analysis, forecasting, and budget and cost management.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BHM 235 Hotel and Restaurant Cost 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. Employ accounting principles and interpret Income Statements and Balance Sheet information.
    2. Analyze financial data and ratios.
    3. Institute operating controls and pricing methodologies.
    4. Conduct effective cost management operations.
    5. Establish budgets and cash management systems.
    6. Create financial and investment plans.


  
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    BHM 275 - Hospitality Catering and Community Service


    Students interested in either the hotel or restaurant business will find catering an integral part of their operational bottom line. They will also find community relations indispensable to overall business success.  This course covers the basics of catering from planning to execution of actual events.  Students will perform various job functions for all planned catering events while serving the community through fundraisers or charitable events.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  BUS 108 Accounting for a Service Business, BHM 110 Sanitation and Safety, BHM 216 Professional Cooking, BHM 235 Hotel and Restaurant Cost Control, or permission of the instructor

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    3 Class Hours
    Note
    Active membership in the Hotel/Restaurant Club is strongly encouraged.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Demonstrate ability to develop catering functions from its nascence through successful conclusion in an applied learning environment.


  
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    BHM 297 - Hotel/Restaurant Internship II


    Career-related employment in the hospitality industry focusing on an area of interest in a hotel or restaurant.  The intern will experience the opportunity to apply the theory learned in the program within a hospitality business setting.  Senior status.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BHM 201 Hotel/Restaurant Internship I and senior status 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. Demonstrate the ability to effectively perform the skills required of the profession, including:  the ability to integrate theory and practice, communicate effectively, demonstrate professional behaviors, perform technical skills, and carry out the tasks related to their job assignment.

        

  
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    BIO 090 - Preparatory Biology


    A preparatory course for students with no previous biology or laboratory science experience and for students needing additional background.  Especially for prospective health science students.  Register with advisement only.

    Credits: 0
    Hours
    3 Lecture Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Understand the role of the scientific method and taxonomy in the study of biology.
    2. Explain the structure of atoms and molecules and how they interact in chemical reactions in living organisms.
    3. Describe the four groups of macromolecules including their general structure and function in biological systems.
    4. Recognize the two basic types of cells including a detailed description of their structure and function.
    5. Discuss how energy is obtained and utilized in both plant and animal cells.
    6. Explain how eukaryotic cells reproduce to produce new cells.
    7. Describe the structure of DNA and explain its role in protein synthesis.


  
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    BIO 101 - Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology


    An introduction to the basic understanding of the anatomy and physiology of human body systems, and anatomic terminology.  This semester-long course reviews each of the major body systems.  Students will also be introduced to the structures and processes of cells, and various tissue types present in the human body.  This course may not be used to substitute for BIO 131/132 for health science students.

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

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

    1. Identify basic anatomical terms and use them.
    2. Correctly identify body cavities and name their contents, and correctly use regional and directional terms.
    3. Identify the structures and functions of cell anatomy.
    4. Identify the structures involved in and be able to explain the functions of the following human systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous (including special senses), endocrine, digestive, urinary, and male and female reproductive.


  
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    BIO 102 - Foundations of Biology for Anatomy & Physiology


    This course is a survey of general biological principles including the structures and processes of cells, various tissue types, and human body systems.  This course is restricted to students in the Health Sciences Division (including Paramedic) and Sports Studies.  This course may not be taken by students that have completed BIO 101 and may not be used as a substitute for programs that require BIO 131/132.

    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. Describe molecules, including the four groups of macromolecules, in terms of their general structure and function.
    2. Identify basic structures and functions of the cell.
    3. Identify body cavities and be able to use regional, directional and anatomical terms.
    4. Identify basic structures involved in and be able to explain the fundamental functions of the following systems:  integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, immune/lymphatic, digestive, urinary and reproductive (male and female).
    5. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis; and application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural (or physical) sciences.


  
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    BIO 104 - Health for Haiti


    Students will use a scientific approach to explore dynamics between health care, education, and poverty, while engaging in experiential service learning in Haiti.  Classes will introduce students to scientific methods as well as the history, culture, economic, political, and spiritual aspects of Haiti.  Students will apply scientific concepts and models while engaging in diverse service projects in urban and rural communities.  Partner needs and students' preexisting skills will determine specific service projects.  The course is designed to foster fellowship, provide humanitarian assistance, enhance civic responsibility, develop scientific, critical thinking and reflection skills required for participation in our dynamic, global world.

    Credits: 4
    Cross-listed
    HST 104
    Hours
    1 Class Hour, 6 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Demonstrate critical reflection about how own attitudes and beliefs are different from those of other cultures and communities.
    2. Demonstrate increased understanding of personal social values with reflective insights about the aims and accomplishments of one's actions.
    3. Demonstrate understanding of scientific methods for observation, hypothesis development, data collection and analysis, and evaluation of evidence.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to apply scientific concepts and models by designing and engaging in hands-on activites in Haiti that will help improve overall health and quality of life in developing communities.
    5. Demonstrate civic engagement by integrating knowledge from their program of study and applying it on a practical level by producing a tangible product or program.


  
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    BIO 110 - Human Biology


    This course is an introduction to the human species.  Topics will include: the meaning of being human-our human nature, human evolution, human anatomy and physiology - with emphasis on the brain, human diseases, human genetics, genetic engineering, human ecology, the future of our species.

    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. Assess the ethical and social implications of science in the global society while constructing logical arguments based on evidence and established scientific process.
    2. Analyze how our evolutionary past relates to both our physical structure and our behavior.
    3. Integrate the homeostatic nature of the human body and its relationship to the disease process.
    4. Identify structures of the human brain and integrate these structures with the associative behaviors.
    5. Illustrate an understanding of human genetics with emphasis on inheritance patterns, anomalies, and genetic engineering.
    6. Appraise our place in the Biosphere and accurately evaluate and debate both acceptable and unacceptable practices of our species related to this topic.


  
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    BIO 111 - General Biology I


    Principles of evolution and ecology as unifying themes in biology.  Evolutionary processes and ecological adaptations illustrated by plant and animal diversity.  Cellular life processes.  Current environmental problems.  The laboratory includes physically demanding field trips.  Accommodations can be made for students with disabilities.

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

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

    1. Apply knowledge of evolution and natural selection to explain the unity and diversity of life and modern implications.
    2. Field identify 40 trees common to the northeastern forest community.
    3. Using examples - list, discuss, and compare the various ecological levels of life on our planet and how human activities are placing these in danger.
    4. Identify the general patterns of succession in our local area and their connection to ecology and historical land usage.
    5. Differentiate between "junk" science and good science by applying critical thinking and the principles of sound scientific design.


  
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    BIO 112 - General Biology II


    Principles of evolution and ecology as unifying themes in biology.  The human animal and its systems. Concepts of animal behavior.  Classical genetics, current concepts of gene function and human genetics. Organismal growth and development.  Current environmental problems.  The laboratory includes physically demanding field trips.  Accommodations can be made for students with disabilities.

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

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

    1. Develop the critical thinking process.
    2. Understand the methods, objectives and limitations of the scientific process.
    3. Understand that biology is a relevant science and that its study is imperative in a person's becoming an enlightened citizen of the new millennium.
    4. Appreciate our place in nature by being conversant with our evolution, physiology, and behavior.


  
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    BIO 117 - Principles of Biology I


    To give science majors a working foundation of biology and to prepare them for transfer to a four-year institution and upper level biology courses.  The biological principles covered include, but not limited to, Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Evolution.  The underlying themes of unity and diversity of living organisms will be used to amalgamate the topics covered.  Scientific methodology will be emphasized in both laboratory and lecture using current publications to support discussion as well as developing and executing scientific experimentation.

    The laboratory includes physically demanding field trips.  Accommodations can be made for students with disabilities.  Students should have a strong background in high school biology and chemistry.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
     

     

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

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

    1. Apply knowledge of evolution to explain the unity and diversity of life.
    2. Field identify 40 trees common to the northeast forest community.
    3. Compare and contrast the hypotheses explaining the origin of life on earth.
    4. Using examples - explain the concept of emergent properties from the molecular level to the level of the biosphere.
    5. Using examples - list, discuss, and compare the various ecological levels of life on our planet and how human activities are placing these in danger.
    6. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of data analysis or mathematical modeling; and application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.


  
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    BIO 118 (WE) - Principles of Biology II


    A continuation of Principles of Biology I.  To give science majors a working foundation of biology to prepare them for transfer to a four-year institution and upper level biology courses.  The biological concepts covered include, but are not limited to: Cellular Structure and Function, Molecular Biology, and Genetics.  The underlying themes of unity and diversity of living organisms will be used to amalgamate the topics covered.  Scientific methodology will be emphasized in both laboratory and lecture using current publications to support discussion as well as developing and executing scientific experimentation.

    Students should have a strong background in high school biology and chemistry.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
     

     

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Lecture Hours, 3 Laboratory 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 basic cell morphology and function and molecular biology.
    2. Utilize knowledge of Mendelian genetics and molecular genetics in problems of inheritance and the role of mutation in organisms.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to read, compose, analyze, and critique scientific writing.
    4. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.


  
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    BIO 120 - Human Sexuality


    Explores information about sexual attitudes, relationships, sexual anatomy, contraception, sexually transmitted disease, sexual physiology and dysfunction.  Course aims to make students feel more comfortable thinking and talking about sex and to prepare them to make rational decisions about this important aspect of their lives.

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

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

    1. Differentiate between the concepts of sex and sexuality and discuss their intimate relationship.
    2. Explore the historical aspects of sexuality in order to better understand our modern perspectives.
    3. Discuss the basic biological functions and dysfunctions of male and female sexuality.
    4. Open communication channels in the area of sexuality to allow for meaningful free exchange of ideas pertaining to this most important area of human life.
    5. See how subject matter could be applied to our everyday lives.


  
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    BIO 121 - Basic Nutrition


    This course presents a challenging science-based nutrition core curriculum that reviews the role of nutrition in health promotion/disease prevention, and provides an overview of the interrelationships between diet, therapeutic nutrition, and various acute/chronic medical conditions.  With an emphasis on normal anatomy and physiology and the metabolism of nutrients, the following topics will be studied:  the functions and sources of nutrients, digestion, absorption, and utilization of food; normal and therapeutic nutrition; and various foods, preferences, and customs, as well as dietary guidelines.  Topics relating to dietary policies, procedures and regulations will also be covered.  Other topics of student interest will be addressed as they arise.

    Credits: 4
    Cross-listed
    BHM 101
    Hours
    4 Class Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. List specific nutrients and identify foods necessary to maintain and promote health.
    2. Understand normal anatomy and physiology.
    3. Describe how the body ingests, digests, absorbs, and metabolizes nutrients.
    4. Understand the role of nutrition assessment and intervention in a variety of disease states.
    5. Plan adequate menus based on appropriate menu planning principles.
    6. Describe regulations governing food and labor.
    7. Recognize some reliable sources of information in nutrition, and be able to share nutritional concepts with others.
    8. Demonstrate understanding of patient's rights and ethical principles as related to medical nutrition therapy and nutrition support.


  
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    BIO 122 - Sensation and Perception


    An introduction to the biological and psychological processes involved in sensation and perception.  This course will examine the way in which the sensory systems receive information from the environment and relay it to the central nervous system and how this information is then integrated, organized, and interpreted to form perceptions.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding the processes of touch, vision, hearing, balance, taste, and smell.  This course will also explore a variety of situations and conditions which can alter perception such as occur with phantom limb syndrome, color blindness, and even illusions.

    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. Utilize research methods within the field of sensation & perception to analyze quantitative and qualitative data.
    2. Identify the basic structures and functions of the nervous system.
    3. Identify the basic structures and functions of the major sense organs.
    4. Identify the basic properties of the various forms of energy in the physical environment that can be transformed into a perceptual experience.
    5. Identify examples of how sensory information is integrated, organized, and interpreted to form perceptions.
    6. Identify examples of how perceptions can be influenced by biological, psychological, and environmental factors.


  
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    BIO 131 - Anatomy & Physiology I


    Normal structure (gross and microscopic) and function of the integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.  Emphasis on physiology in lectures and on anatomy in laboratory, stressing those aspects which have greatest relevance to the student's curriculum.

    Prior completion of high School and/or college biology and chemistry is strongly recommended.

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Lecture Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Recognize the anatomical structures and explain the physiological functions of cells and tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.
    2. Recognize how body systems interact with one another incorporating the foundational concept of homeostatic regulation.
    3. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including:
    • An understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of data analysis or mathematical modeling; and
    • Application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.


  
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    BIO 132 - Anatomy & Physiology II


    A continuation of BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I covering the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, and endocrine systems. Emphasis on physiology in lectures and on anatomy in laboratory, stressing those aspects which have the greatest relevance to the student's curriculum.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite: BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I or permission of chairperson

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Lecture Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Recognize the anatomical structures and explain the physiological functions of the endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratroy, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
    2. Recognize how the body systems interact with one another incorporating the foundational concept of homeostatic regulation.
    3. Students will demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including:
    • An understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of data analysis or mathematical modeling; and
    • Application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.


  
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    BIO 142 - Plants and Society


    Welcome to the wonderful world of plants.  This course is designed to nurture your interest and awareness of the role plants play in our lives.  It will explore how plants are woven into the fabric of all societies via food, shelter, medicine, landscaping, spiritual pursuits, and much more.  Laboratories are hands-on and will involve numerous field trips as well as independent study.

    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, evaluate, and effectively interpret factual claims, theories, and assumptions in applied plant science.
    2. Integrate quantitative and qualitative information to reach defensible conclusion.
    3. Describe the origin of agriculture and discuss its importance to human life and its role in the biosphere.
    4. Discuss the origin and evolution of plants.
    5. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the structure and function of plants.
    6. Define and give examples of the use of plants as: food, beverages, medicines, and materials.
    7. Illustrate an understanding of the role plants play in the biosphere, our ecosystems, and our everyday life.
    8. Synthesize information, think critically, and solve problems.
    9. Work well independently and in groups and communicate effectively with others.


  
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    BIO 150 - General Microbiology


    An introduction to a basic understanding of the biology of microorganisms, with a focus on bacteria.  Course topics include biochemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism, microbial ecology, microbial genetics, applied microbiology, microbial control, epidemiology, pathogenesis and microbial disease.  Laboratory exercises reinforce those principles discussed in lecture.

     

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 Lecture Hours, 3 Laboratory 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 basic biology of microorganisms.
    2. Utilize classical microbiological methods to assess and analyze microbes in the laboratory.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of microbes in the welfare of humans, including the role of microorganisms in the environment, in food, and in disease.
    4. Prepare a presentation describing important pathogenic bacteria.


  
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    BIO 200 - Ecology: The Everglades


    A scientific yet sensitive look at one of the world's rare and endangered wilderness areas.  Everglades ecology is studied through an extensive wilderness camping experience in Everglades National Park, involving a minimum of 90 hours of classroom and field instruction.  Offered during the January Intersession.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  One semester of college biology and permission of department chairperson

     

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

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

    1. Illustrate knowledge of general ecological principles through successfully designing and implementing an assigned ecological field study.
    2. Use scientific methodology in the study of ecological principles by designing and implementing laboratory exercises that measure ecological principles.
    3. Through the debate process the student will demonstrate knowledge of the importance of wilderness areas as vital components of the world community.
    4. Demonstrate knowledge of the influence and impact of the human population on wilderness areas through articulate discussion, journal entries, and debate.


  
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    BIO 212 - Ecology


    An introduction to basic principles of ecology, including ecosystem ecology, evolutionary ecology, major terrestrial and aquatic biomes, population and community ecology.  Labs have an emphasis on those ecosystems found in the N.E. U.S.  Field studies will emphasize the use of the scientific method and approaches used by ecologists in the field.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIO 117 Principles of Biology I

    Corequisite:  BIO 212L Ecology Laboratory

    Credits: 4
    Cross-listed
    ENV 212
    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. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of ecology.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles of ecosystems.
    3. Analyze and discuss current scientific literature.
    4. Apply basic ecological principles to explain the interactions of organisms with their environment and with each other.
    5. Apply basic ecological principles in planning and conducting field and laboratory studies.


  
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    BIO 215 - Tropical Ecology


    Tropical Ecology will examine the role of tropical rainforest in our world today as well as the conditions that set up tropical rainforest.  We will examine the biological diversity of tropical ecosystems and the evolutionary pressures that have led to this diversity.  Class will meet once a week and have an on-line assignment, textbook reading, and quiz each week.  Course culminates in a 10 day trip to Costa Rica during Spring Break.  An additional course fee and instructor approval is required for acceptance.

    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. Understand how geographical principles such as latitude, elevation, terrain, and prevailing winds create different conditions and "set up" different forms of tropical forest.
    2. Understand that not all of the tropics is "rainforest" and will understand other systems and why they are there.
    3. Discuss differing hypotheses for the diversity of tropical rainforests.
    4. Understand the human pressures on tropical ecosystems and possible solutions for ameliorating these pressures.
    5. Understand how natural selection, evolution, and co-evolution have shaped the organisms of the tropics in a unique way.
    6. Become more aware of the world they live in and gain appreciation for other cultures and ways of life.


  
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    BIO 216 - Immunology


    An introduction to the basic concepts in immunology, including development of the immune system, innate immunity, immunoglobulin structure and genetics, antigen-antibody reactions, the major histocompatibility complex and antigen presentation, T cell receptors, T cell activation and effector functions, energy and apoptosis, adhesion molecules, phagocytic cell function, immune responses to infections organisms and tumors, autoimmune diseases, allergies, immune deficiencies and AIDS.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  BIO 131 Anatomy & Physiology I, BIO 131L Anatomy & Physiology I Laboratory and BIO 132 Anatomy & Physiology II, BIO 132L Anatomy & Physiology II Laboratory

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    MLT 216 and CLT 216
    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 elements of the immune system and describe their roles in defense.
    2. Describe the structure of immunoglobulins and discuss the mechanism for generation of antibody diversity.
    3. Discuss the nature of antigens and the characteristics that contribute to immunogenicity.
    4. Describe in detail, the normal and abnormal functions of the human immune response, including antigen recognition by T lymphocytes, development of T and B cells, T cell-mediated immunity, immunity mediated by B cells and antibodies, innate immunity, and the complement system.
    5. Explain the mechanisms and pathogenesis of disorders of the immune system, including immunodeficiencies, hypersensitivities, autoimmune disorders, and immunoproliferative abnormalities.
    6. Describe clinical implications of the immune response such as immunization, transplant rejection, tumor immunity, and the immunity of pregnancy.
    7. Evaluate clinical cases to apply information to assess diagnoses, symptoms, etiology, prognosis, possible treatments, and other case-related information.
    8. Describe the lab tests performed used to assess immune function and status, and propose and evaluate the clinical significance of appropriate laboratory testing results.


  
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    BIO 217 - Ecology of the National Parks


    A biological survey of our National Park System concentrating on the variety of ways living organisms respond and adapt to meteorological, geological, and ecological pressure.

    This course requires an extensive field experience in several National Parks as well as an additional course fee.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  BIO 111 General Biology I or BIO 112 General Biology II or BIO 117 Principles of Biology I or BIO 118 Principles of Biology II

    Corequisites:  BIO 217 Laboratory

    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. Demonstrate understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
    2. Demonstrate application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.
    3. Discuss the history of the National Parks System in the United States.
    4. Discuss the ecological relationships involved in several of the major National Parks in the United States.
    5. Discuss the political, social, and ecological issues facing the National Parks.
    6. Demonstrate the critical thinking process.
    7. Demonstrate an understanding that Biology is a relevant science and that its study is imperative in a person's becoming an enlightened citizen of the new millennium.
    8. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of evolution and see it as the continuing, unifying theme of life.
    9. See the commonality yet diversity of life functions.
    10. Appreciate our place in nature by being conversant with our evolution, physiology, and behavior.
    11. Develop an ecological awareness and understanding of the inter-relatedness of life on earth.


  
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    BIO 259 - Neuroscience and Evolution: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Human Nature


    The science of human nature was forever transformed by Charles Darwin's groundbreaking publication of "On the Origin of Species" in 1859.  Explore how modern neuroscience and evolution contribute to our understanding of the natural world and our own human nature as we examine culture through the lens of Darwin's theory of natural selection.  Investigate how London's Victorian society influenced art and science to usher in an age of enlightenment, discover how biology, behavior, and culture have been inseparably intertwined throughout human history, and develop a new understanding of the fundamental and universal human nature that links us all.

    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 meaningful and thoughtful oral discourse by discussing and explaining interpretive responses to literature, science, and culture through the lenses of evolutionary theory and neuroscience.
    2. Demonstrate critical reflection about how own attitudes and beliefs are different from those of other cultures and communities.
    3. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills through identification, analysis, and evaluation of theories, arguments or conclusions.
    4. Demonstrate civic engagement by integrating knowledge from their program of study and applying it on a practical level by producing a tangible product or program.


  
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    BIO 291 - Special Topics in Biology


    Special courses covering particular topics in the biological sciences beyond the scope of the normal course offerings.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  College Biology Course and Permission of Department Chair

    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. Demonstrate an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore biological phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis.
    2. Demonstrate an application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the biological sciences.


  
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    BIO 298 - Biology Senior Seminar


    This course is a capstone course for students in the LAAS program who plan to go on to major in the biological sciences.  Students will learn how to search for, read, listen to and interpret scientific papers, and to present scientific information to others in a formal setting.  This will prepare students for their science program at a 4-year school by helping them to become better consumers and producers of scientific information.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  BIO 117 Principles of Biology I or BIO 118 Principles of 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. Demonstrate the ability to search a scientific journal database for information specific to their interest.
    2. Understand how to read and interpret scientific papers.
    3. Demonstrate the ability to convey complicated topics in an understandable way to their peers.
    4. Summarize the information learned from an oral presentation and ask relevant questions.
    5. Conduct a formal presentation on a current topic in biology.


  
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    BIO 299 - Independent Study


    An individual student project in a biological field which is beyond the scope of requirements of the courses offered by the department.  Conducted under the direction of a Biology faculty member.  Only one independent study course allowed per semester.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  4 credits of college level work in biology and approval of Department Chairperson

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

    1. Dependent on the area of study.


  
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    BIT 100 - Keyboarding I


    Development of basic keyboarding techniques and skill building activities in order to attain speed and accuracy in keying exact copy by touch for 5 minutes with a maximum of 5 errors.

    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. Operate the computer keyboard by touch.
    2. Assume proper position at the computer for ease of operation and to minimize fatigue.
    3. Demonstrate developed skill, accuracy, and confidence in using the computer keyboard and software.
    4. Demonstrate developed rhythmic, even stroking.
    5. Have completed and submitted all lessons and supplementary drills in appropriate learning management system in order to achieve maximum success.
    6. Have submitted TWO acceptable timings at a minimum speed of 21 gross words per minute with 3 or fewer errors for 3 minutes.
    7. Have submitted TWO acceptable timings at a minimum speed of 31 net words per minute with 5 or fewer errors for 5 minutes.
    8. Apply proofreading techniques.  Any timed writing copy containing proofreading errors will not be considered for credit.


  
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    BIT 101 - Computer Keyboarding


    Development of basic skills in keying exact copy by touch for three minutes with a maximum of three errors on a personal computer.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  International Students, ENG 107 English as a Second Language Advanced I or permission of the instructor

    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. Operate the computer keyboard and other machine parts by touch.
    2. Assume proper position at the machine for ease of operation and to minimize fatigue.
    3. Have developed skill, accuracy, and confidence in using the keyboard.
    4. Have developed rhythmic, even stroking.
    5. Submit an acceptable timing at a minimum speed of 20 gross words per minute with 3 or less errors for 3 minutes to receive an S grade.
    6. Apply proofreading techniques.  Any timed writing paper containing proofreading mistakes will not be considered for credit.


  
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    BIT 104 - Keyboarding Speed Development


    Individualized goal setting for reaching speed and accuracy standard necessary for entry-level employment.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  BIT 100 Keyboarding or equivalent

    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. Assume the proper position at the keyboard.
    2. Key by touch.
    3. Key with rhythmic, even stroking.
    4. Complete error analysis forms that prescribe drill repairs.
    5. Show improvement in timed writing speed and accuracy levels.


  
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    BIT 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 on the job market or in applying to four year institutions.

    Credits: 1
    Cross-listed
    TEC 106
    Hours
    1 Class Hour
    Course Profile
    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.
    6. Network with alumni, students and employers via social networking sites such as LinkedIn.


 

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