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    MET 238 - Mechanical Design


    Application of the principles of strength of materials to the design of machine elements.  Design and analysis of shafts, gears, bearings, weldments, and mechanical assemblies.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  MET 235 Strength of Materials and MAT 160 Applied Calculus I

    Corequisites:  MET 280 L Capstone Project

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 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 the nature of combined stress, and be capable of recognizing combined stress in elements of structures and machines.
    2. Design a range of machine elements (shafts, gears, bearings, etc.) based upon strength and functional requirements.
    3. Consider machining, assembly, and other manufacturing requirements in the design process.
    4. Have experience in the design of mechanical assemblies.
    5. Integrate fluid mechanical, and thermodynamic principles into the analysis and design of machines.


  
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    MET 243 - Fluid Mechanics


    The study of fluid statics and dynamics.  Topics include fluid forces, flow measurement, the steady flow energy equation, viscosity, laminar and turbulent flow, frictional losses, pipeline systems, introduction to turbomachinery, drag and lift.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MET 134 Statics, CIV 124 Mechanics (Statics)

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 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 the principles of equilibrium to fluid systems.
    2. Design series piping systems for conditions of steady flow.
    3. Select an appropriate pump for fluid-handling systems.
    4. Have had experience testing pumps, fans, and piping systems as part of a team.
    5. Prepare laboratory reports to the level of standard professional conventions.


  
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    MET 244 - Thermodynamics


    A study of the property and energy relationships in non-flow and steady flow applications.  Topics include ideal gas relationships, real working substances, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic cycles, and available energy.  The cycle concept is applied to steam power, internal combustion engines, gas turbines, refrigeration, and heat pumps.  Consideration is also given to combustion analysis and heat transfer.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  PHY 161 Physics I and MAT 160 Applied Calculus

    Credits: 3
    Hours
    2 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 the behavior of single and two-phase substances, and be capable of determining their response to thermal and mechanical energy transfers.
    2. Give an elementary explanation of the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, and will understand the implications of these laws for technology, society, and the environment.
    3. Apply the Laws of Thermodynamics to the analysis and design of heat engines and thermal devices.
    4. Have had experience testing heat engines and thermal devices as part of a team.
    5. Prepare laboratory reports to the level of standard professional conventions.


  
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    MET 254W - Materials Science for Technologists


    Course includes overview of engineering materials with emphasis on non-metallic materials.  Atomic bonding, crystalline and non-crystalline materials, including ceramics, polymers, and composites.  Phase equilibrium, microstructures, strengthening and toughening mechanisms.  Course reviews current mechanical engineering applications of these materials.

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

    To provide an understanding of "the generic phenomena and behavioral characteristics of materials" by studying the relationship between the internal structure, and the properties and performance of engineering materials.

    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Understand the composition-structure-processing-properties relationship of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites.
    2. Know the structural make-up of individual atoms and be able to predict the predominant bond type.
    3. Define the atomic arrangement of crystalline material and understand the importance of crystal imperfections.
    4. Have the ability to interpret isomorphous, eutectic, and eutectoid phase diagrams.
    5. Understand the statistical nature of brittle failure in ceramics.
    6. Describe the structural response of polymers and FRP's to applied stresses.
    7. Have produced clear, concise, and accurate lab reports.
    8. Have completed a research paper on a materials topic and have delivered an oral report.


  
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    MET 280L - Capstone Project


    Provides students with the opportunity to work on projects that they will likely encounter in the mechanical engineering industry.  The emphasis will be on working in teams to design and build a component, product or system.  Project phases may include conceptual design, detail design, and prototype.  The deliverables will include standard documentation to describe the product using industry codes, specifications and standards.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  MAT 160 Applied Calculus I and MET 235 Strength of Materials

    Corequisites:  MET 238 Mechanical Design

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

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

    1. Work effectively in a design team.
    2. Perform an analysis of a problem.
    3. Determine the product/system operating parameters.
    4. Produce a conceptual design for the product/system.
    5. Complete a detailed design of the product/system including required engineering calculations and industry standard documentation.
    6. Build a prototype of a component/system.
    7. Complete acceptance testing of the component/system.


  
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    MET 298 - Cooperative Work Experience


    On-the-job experience directly related to the Mechanical Engineering Technology field.  Students will have the opportunity to work in one of the following areas:  Computer Aided Drawing, Computer Numerical Control Machining, Equipment Maintenance, Materials Testing, Production Control, Technical Sales, Tooling Technology, or other MET related areas.  To be eligible, students must maintain at least a 2.2 GPA through their first three semesters (minimum 38 credits in the MET Program).  On-the-job experience approximately 10-20 hours per week.

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Placement by Department Chairperson

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    10-20 hours per week
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Have an understanding of their field of engineering technology.
    2. Have experience directly related to their field of study.
    3. Have on-the-job experience and have earned some money.


  
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    MET 299 - Independent Study


    The student undertakes an independent project in his specialty under the guidance of a faculty member. Only one independent study course allowed per semester. Consideration may be given to a project involving a work assignment.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Approval of Department Chairperson

    Credits: (2-4)
    Hours
    Class Hours (TBD), Lab Hours (TBD)
    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.
    2. Demonstrate proficiency in the specific area of study.


  
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    MFG 250 - Principles of Continuous Improvement


    Course includes various methods and techniques to provide for continuous improvement in manufacturing.  The initial course emphasis will be establishing a baseline for improvement.  Mapping existing processes, measuring quality, and determining the costs of manufacturing activities is included.  The course will then provide insight to the various contemporary practices to guide continuous improvement in the manufacturing industry.  Customer feedback, statistical quality control and industry trends including just-in-time production, lean manufacturing, TOYOTA practices, ERP, and MRP will be evaluated.  The course will also review actual case studies of successful and unsuccessful continuous improvement initiatives.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  ENG 110 College Writing I

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

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

    1. Perform professionally - exhibiting integrity, accepting responsibility, taking initiative, and provide leadership necessary to ensure project success.
    2. Prepare a process flow diagram and process description of a manufacturing, procurement, or product development cycle.
    3. Divide a manufacturing process into a series of activities/steps, and determine the activity based cost for each activity or process step.
    4. Complete a statistical analysis of manufacturing production to determine quality problem areas and/or areas that have the potential for significant improvement.
    5. Request and evaluate customer feedback on product quality and design for use in the continuous improvement process.
    6. Research and evaluate case studies of successful and unsuccessful implementation of continuous improvement projects.
    7. Apply common industry continuous improvement techniques for a specific manufacturing product line.
    8. Apply advanced manufacturing techniques including robotics to further enhance manufacturing competitiveness and quality.
    9. Continually evaluate manufacturing quality and cost to gain further improvements in the manufacturing cycle.


  
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    MFG 280 - Capstone Project


    Provides students with the opportunity to work on projects that they will likely encounter in the manufacturing industry.  The emphasis will be on improving the quality, cost, and productivity of manufacturing operations.  Topics include improving productivity by use of automated manufacturing processes, reducing manufacturing errors, increasing product reliability through enhanced inspection techniques.  Organizational and cost issues will also be considered.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Senior Standing or Faculty Approval

    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. Perform professionally - exhibiting integrity, accepting responsibility, taking initiative, and providing leadership necessary to ensure project success.
    2. Produce quality design products.
    3. Produce design products that meet important performance requirements while satisfying relevant societal and professional constraints.
    4. Establish relationships for quality performance.
    5. Establish relationships and implement practices with team members, advisors, and clients that support high performance and continuous improvement.
    6. Manage project schedule and resources.
    7. Plan, monitor, and manage project schedule, resources, and work assignments to ensure timely and within-budget completion.
    8. Make decisions based on product design requirements, product life-cycle considerations, resource availability, and associated risks.
    9. Demonstrate effective use of contemporary tools for engineering and business analysis, fabrication, testing, and design communication.
    10. Communicate for project success; use formal and informal communications with team, advisor, and clients to document and facilitate progress and to enhance impact of design products.


  
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    MUS 101 - Introduction to Music


    A survey course examining the music of the great composers representing each major period of Music History.  How to listen to different forms of music such as symphonies, concertos, opera and jazz will be included in the topics covered.  Emphasis on developing listening skills to bring the student to an informed awareness and understanding of great music.

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

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

    1. List the instrumentation of a standard orchestra and describe how the orchestra developed through time.
    2. Differentiate specific characteristics of music from each period of study.
    3. Aurally identify musical examples from each period of study.
    4. Identify consequences of racism in the study of western music at the individual, group, and systemic level.
       


  
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    MUS 104 - Fundamentals of Music


    This course is for those students having little or no prior knowledge of music theory but desiring to learn and explore the basic tools of music:  clefs, note names, scales, rhythm, intervals, key signatures, form and familiarity with the piano keyboard.

    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. Aurally distinguish the differences between simple and compound meter.
    2. Correctly identify the key names of the piano keyboard.
    3. Identify and construct major and minor key signatures.
    4. Name pitches in all of the commonly used clefs.
    5. Identify the basic intervals used in musical composition and performance.


  
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    MUS 105 - Music Theory I


    A beginning course in music theory, including the rudiments of music, harmonic analysis including inversions through the dominant seventh chord, passing tones and part writing in root position of all diatonic triads excluding the diminished chord.

    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. Visually and aurally distinguish between seven types of scales, Major and minor keys, and Major, minor, Augmented, and diminished triads.
    2. Identify and build the seven different church modes.
    3. Correctly build the Major and relative minor key signatures in the Circle of Fifths/Fourths.
    4. Successfully identify the harmonic chords in both Major and minor keys.
    5. Write a musical composition using and following all part-writing rules.


  
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    MUS 106 - Music Theory II


    Continuation of Music Theory I including part writing of all diatonic chords in first and second inversion, harmonic analysis of all non-harmonic tones including inversions of the dominant seventh chord and transposition and scoring for brass instruments.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 105 Music Theory 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. Visually and aurally distinguish between all cadences and non-chord tones.
    2. Construct and discuss the differences between small form types.
    3. Correctly build seventh chords in both Major and minor keys.
    4. Successfully analyze and compose counterpoint examples in First and Second species.
    5. Write a musical composition using and following all part-writing rules while including non-chord tones, cadences, and seventh chords.


  
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    MUS 107 - Music Theory III


    Continuation of Music Theory II including writing and analysis of the dominant seventh chord, the diminished seventh chord, applied dominants, chromatic third relationships, modulation to related and foreign keys, mode mixture, Neapolitan 6th chord, Augmented Sixth chords, analysis of form including Sonata Form, Rondo, Theme and Variations and an introduction to Species Counterpoint.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 106 Music Theory 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. Visually and aurally distinguish between Neapolitan and all three types of Augmented Sixth chords.
    2. Construct and discuss the differences between Italian, French, and German Augmented Sixth chords.
    3. Correctly build secondary dominant and secondary leading time chords in both Major and minor keys.
    4. Successfully analyze a piano sonata that includes mode mixture and borrowed chords.
    5. Write a large musical composition using and following all part-writing rules while including non-chord tones, cadences, seventh chords, borrowed chords, Augmented Sixth and Neapolitan chords.


  
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    MUS 108 - History of Music: Renaissance to 1800


    Students will develop an understanding of music from the Middle Ages through 1800 A.D.  Active listening and discussion of the important historical and cultural influences and the development of music during the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Periods will be examined.

    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 essential elements of Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Period styles.
    2. Describe the transitions from each of those styles to the next.
    3. Identify important composers and specific compositions representing all important genres.
    4. Demonstrate the ability to apply that knowledge to any composition heard for the first time.


  
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    MUS 109 - Ragtime to rock: American Popular Music


    A survey of American popular music including folk songs, musical theater, jazz, country, rock, and bluegrass.  This course will familiarize the student with popular music which helped shape the American culture and reflect important social, historical and political events.

    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 a vocabulary for hearing, analyzing, and discussing any style of popular music.
    2. Identify the origins and explain development of all major genres of popular music.
    3. Recognize and describe cross-influences among those styles.
    4. Explain the role of technology in the evolution of musical style and in the dissemination of music to the public.


  
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    MUS 111 - 19th Century Music


    Important musicians and musical styles of the Romantic Period.  Emphasis on developments in piano literature, the symphony orchestra and opera.  Listening to selected recordings and attendance at local concerts.

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

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

    1. Describe the many aspects of Romanticism and their effect on compositional choice and style.
    2. Identify the important movements and individual composers of the century and the contributions of each to stylistic progress.
    3. Identify representative compositions and develop the ability to hear similar characteristics in any music from the period.


  
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    MUS 112 - 20th Century Music


    Important musicians and musical styles of the 20th century.  Emphasis on the trends and development of music in America.  Leading European composers.

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

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

    1. Describe the transition out of a Romanticism-based aesthetic into a wider range of styles and motivations.
    2. Identify important composers, and the aesthetic point of view they illustrate.
    3. Identify representative compositions and the stylistic movements they exemplify.


  
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    MUS 113 - Spirituals to Hip Hop: American Music of the African Diaspora


    This course is an introduction to the history of the music of the African diaspora.  It is designed to introduce students to tools for critical listening and concepts for study, applied to the rich and multifaceted musical cultures of black Americans.  We will examine the contributions of musicians of African descent to western art music as interpreters and creators, as well as to the genres of ragtime, blues, jazz, gospel, soul, R&B, disco, hip-hop and rap.  We will focus on the musical forms, content, and styles of these repertoires, and locate them in their historical, political, and cultural contexts.

    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 knowledge of the significant time periods in African-American music history, from its earliest days to present.
    2. Identify and describe the various genres, performers, and creators of African-American music.
    3. Define the musical structures and forms of popular musical styles pioneered by black musicians and composers.
    4. Distinguish the characteristics of the black music across genres.
    5. Communicate about, reflect upon, and reason about the contributions to national and international culture made by diverse Americans.


  
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    MUS 115 - Ear Training I


    Aural training in melodic dictation and sight singing in two clefs.  Also, discrimination of intervals needed to sight read music.

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

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

    1. Sing simple major and minor songs using standard solfege techniques.
    2. Sing major and minor triads, major and minor intervals of Major 2nd to a Perfect 5th, as well as major scales, and minor scales including natural, harmonic, and melodic minor.
    3. Write four measure, two-part examples of melodic dictation, and simple four-measure examples of rhythmic dictation.


  
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    MUS 116 - Ear Training II


    A continuation of MUS 115 Ear Training I.  Emphasizes dictation in two parts in various clefs and further develops interval and rhythmic discrimination.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 115 Ear Training I

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

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

    1. Sing medium level major and minor songs using standard solfege techniques.
    2. Sing and master singing in alto and other clefs.
    3. Sing and identify intervals of major 6ths, 7ths, and tri-tones, and be able to sight sing using kodaly hand signals.
    4. Sing various levels of chord progressions and be able to write Soprano/Alto/Bass examples of melodic dictation.
    5. Master four measure examples of rhythmic dictation.


  
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    MUS 117 - Ear Training III


    A continuation of MUS 116 Ear Training II.  Will stress the development of dictation in three parts, modulation, and sight singing.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 116 Ear Training II

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

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

    1. Sing and identify all intervals.
    2. Sing more advanced musical examples employing modulation.
    3. Sing advanced chord progressions, as well as chords in root, first, and second inversions.
    4. Write four measure soprano/alto/tenor/bass examples, as well as four measure rhythmic dictation employing syncopation.


  
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    MUS 120 - Piano Class I


    Group piano lessons are given which will allow students the opportunity to develop basic piano skills and develop proper technique on the instrument.

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

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

    1. Play an elementary to a late elementary piano solo.
    2. Play beginning scales, chords, arpeggios.
    3. Sight read at an elementary level.
    4. Play from a beginning lead sheet.


  
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    MUS 121 - Piano Class II


    This course is a continuation of Piano Class I and further develops the necessary piano skills required to perform elementary to intermediate piano literature.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 120 Piano Class I

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

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

    1. Play an intermediate to late intermediate piano solo.
    2. Play 12 major scales, chords and arpeggios.
    3. Sight read at an intermediate level.
    4. Harmonize melodies with I, IV, V, I.
    5. Transpose short excerpts at the elementary level.
    6. Play from a lead sheet.


  
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    MUS 160 - Recording and Production I


    An introduction to digital audio recording and editing and associated technologies.  This course will cover basic microphone types and techniques, fundamental principles of sound and psychoacoustics, digital audio formats, signal flow, and gain structure.

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

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

    1. Record, import, and edit digital audio files in a Digital Audio Workstation.
    2. Recall and compare digital audio file format standards and properties.
    3. Identify different types of microphones, their characteristics, and their applications in the recording studio.


  
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    MUS 161 - Recording and Production II


    An introduction to MIDI recording and editing in a Digital Audio Workstation with an emphasis on tempo-based operations and electronic sound design techniques, including synthesis, sampling, and signal processing.

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

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

    1. Record and edit MIDI tracks in a Digital Audio Workstation.
    2. Implement virtual instruments in a multitrack Digital Audio Workstation session.
    3. Apply EO, dynamics processing, and time-based effects.


  
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    MUS 162 - Beat Production I


    This course serves as an introduction to the process of composing and arranging instrumental beats using MIDI controllers and Digital Audio Workstation software.

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

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

    1. Construct and modify rhythmic MIDI sequences in a Digital Audio Workstation.
    2. Prepare and use audio files as loops and samples in instrumental beats.
    3. Create and record simple harmonic progressions using MIDI.
    4. Explain how copyright laws apply to sample-based music and describe the process obtaining permissions to license samples.


  
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    MUS 163 - Beat Production II


    This course serves as a continuation of the topics and techniques introduced in MUS 162 with an added focus on sound design, creative strategies for composition and production, active listening, and exploring historical and contemporary stylistic characteristics of sample-based music.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 162 Beat Production I

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

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

    1. Identify and emulate techniques and stylistic characteristics of sample-based music.
    2. Design custom virtual instrument patches and samples.
    3. Add vocals or live instrument tracks to sample-based and MIDI-based arrangements.
    4. Publish beats with license agreements on an online beat marketplace.


  
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    MUS 170 - Music and Computers


    A hands-on introduction to how computers assist in music notation, music sequencing, and MIDI data entry.  Topics include: audio synthesis, MIDI and audio editing, audio recording, creating a publisher ready score and Finale note entry and sequencing.  A strong understanding of music notation is required.  Music Theory I is recommended but not necessary.

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

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

    1. Discuss different ways musicians use computers as a music production tool including the preparations required by the musician and specific minimum configurations required from a computer before it can be used for various purposes.
    2. Complete a paper comparing different software programs and explain which one would meet their musical needs and how they would guide others.
    3. Use a computer to create complex sheet music involving time signature changes, changes in modality, use of various notation alternatives such as rhythmic notation and accurately making use of articulations, expressions, lyrics and interpretive features used in the professional publishing of sheet music and scores. (This is a writing component using notation software, FINALE).
    4. Use Pro Tools to create a basic audio project using audio interface, a MIDI interface and basic signal routing within the ProTools environment.
    5. Discuss various resources professional musicians currently use to share and continue to expand their skill with music software to continue their self-learning.


  
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    MUS 184 - Songwriting


    An introduction to the process of creating and marketing an original song that is suitable for recording and publication.  Topics include: chord progressions, hooks, style, form, melody, introductions and endings, demos, copyright, marketing and music publishing.  Music Theory I is highly recommended for this course but not necessary if a student has a basic understanding of music fundamentals.

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

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

    1. Write a song suitable for recording.
    2. Negotiate the selling and promotion of copyrighted music.
    3. Record a rough demo of their music.


  
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    MUS 185 - Beginning Guitar


    Emphasis on Music Fundamentals, scales, chords, reading rhythms and learning to accompany singers.  Students must own their own instruments.

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

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

    1. Play at least fifteen different chords.
    2. Read basic musical rhythms in treble clef.
    3. Demonstrate correct picking and fingering techniques.
    4. Discuss and demonstrate chord and scale theory.


  
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    MUS 186 - Guitar Ensemble


    Provide students the opportunity to perform music for the guitar in a group setting.  Emphasis will be on group and individual playing.  The music played will be chosen with respect to the historical literature available.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    3 Studio Hours
    Note
    May be repeated for credit 3 times.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Participate in a concert that demonstrates the students' ability to rehearse and perform guitar ensemble repertoire.
    2. Demonstrate appropriate concert etiquette.


  
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    MUS 190 - The College Choir


    The College Choir is a non-audition mixed-voice choir open to all SUNY Broome students.  The choir rehearses and performs a variety of repertoire from different time periods and musical genres.  College Choir is required for all students taking Applied Music: Voice.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    3 Studio Hours
    Note
    (May be repeated 3 times for credit)

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Participate in a concert that demonstrates the students' ability to rehearse and perform choral music.
    2. Demonstrate appropriate concert etiquette.


  
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    MUS 191 - Music Performance


    Students develop basic performance and musicianship skills by participating in recitals, concerts or approved music classes associated with SUNY Broome Community College's Music Performance groups and music program.

    Credits: 1
    Note
    May be repeated 3 times for credit.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Have been involved in an approved community-based musical ensemble that will have further developed their performance abilities in either vocal or instrumental music.


  
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    MUS 194 - Voice Class I


    Provides any student the opportunity to learn correct vocal production, breath control, diction, articulation and musical interpretation of art songs.  Emphasis is on tonal production and group and individual singing.

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

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

    1. Sing simple class songs, as well as a more advanced solo song/aria employing standard techniques for good vocal production.
    2. Sing with proper breath support, and will demonstrate frontal and pharyngeal resonance, proper diction, and vowel equalization.
    3. Sing songs or arias with an understanding of proper vocal pedagogy.


  
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    MUS 195 - Jazz Ensemble


    The Jazz Ensemble is open to all members of the SUNY Broome community.  It focuses on the rehearsal and performance of jazz, Latin, and pop instrumental music for big band.  Instrumentation includes piano, bass, drums, saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and guitar.  The Jazz Ensemble performs a public concert at the end of each semester.

    Credits: 1
    Note
    May be repeated 3 times.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Participate in a concert that demonstrates the students' ability to rehearse and perform big band jazz repertoire.
    2. Demonstrate appropriate concert etiquette.


  
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    MUS 196 - String Ensemble


    The String Ensemble is open to all members of the SUNY Broome community.  This ensemble performs works written or arranged for string orchestra.  When appropriate, this group will also include select woodwinds, brass and percussion.

    Credits: 1
    Note
    May be repeated 3 times.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Participate in a concert that demonstrates the students' ability to rehearse and perform string ensemble repertoire.
    2. Demonstrate appropriate concert etiquette.


  
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    MUS 197 - Applied Music I


    For students in their first semester.  To enable instrumental and vocal students to study privately with a teacher and develop their musical performance abilities.  Not a course for beginners.  A minimum of 12 lessons required per semester.  Cost of lessons is included in SUNY Broome tuition if student qualifies for financial aid.

    Credits: 1
    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 freshman level performance skills and techniques in their respective applied area (voice or instrumental) that meet, or exceed the requirements established at transfer institutions.


  
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    MUS 198 - Applied Music II


    Continuation of MUS 197 Applied Music I, for second semester students.  A minimum of 12 lessons required per semester and continued musical growth and maturity in solo and ensemble performance is expected.  Cost of lessons is included in SUNY Broome tuition if the student qualifies for financial aid.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 197 Applied Music I

    Credits: 1
    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 freshman level (second semester) vocal or instrumental performance skills and techniques in their respective applied areas that meet, or exceed the requirements established at various transfer institutions.


  
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    MUS 199 - Intermediate Guitar


    Continuation of beginning guitar.  Emphasis on picking techniques, fingerings, chords, music readings and performance.  There will also be a greater emphasis on technique.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 185 Beginning Guitar

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

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

    1. Play movable chord shapes along the neck.
    2. Read and perform treble clef melodies along the neck.
    3. Read complex musical rhythms in treble clef.
    4. Demonstrate advanced flatpicking and fingerstyle techniques.
    5. Discuss and demonstrate chord and scale theory in relation to rock, blues, jazz, and classical styles.


  
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    MUS 201 - College Band


    College band is required of all woodwind, brass and percussion majors and open to the campus community.  The band performs two major concerts during the year as well as providing music for various college functions.  

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    3 Studio Hours
    Note
    May be repeated three times.

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Participate in a concert that demonstrates the students' ability to rehearse and perform concert band repertoire.
    2. Demonstrate appropriate concert etiquette.


  
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    MUS 260 - Recording and Production III


    Building on the concepts introduced in the first two courses, Recording and Production III focuses on organizing and conducting studio recording sessions.  Topics covered include:  signal routing in the studio, technical ear training and critical listening, and editing and mixing multitrack Digital Audio Workstation projects.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  MUS 160 Recording Production I and MUS 161 Recording Production II

    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. Track, edit, and mix a full band session for a pop/rock song.
    2. Implement advanced microphone techniques in the recording studio.
    3. Apply advanced editing and mixing techniques in a Digital Audio Workstation.


  
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    MUS 261 - Recording and Production IV


    As the final course in the sequence, students apply skills and knowledge from the previous courses to advanced recording and production projects with a focus on independent organization and execution.  Topics covered include:  basic sound reinforcement, roles of recording and production personnel, techniques for recording different ensembles and musical genres, and on-location recording outside of the studio.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 260 Sound Engineering III

    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. Arrange and produce an independent recording project.
    2. Record vocal and instrumental ensembles.
    3. Demonstrate on-location mobile recording techniques.
    4. Master audio tracks and prepare them for distribution.


  
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    MUS 290 - Chamber Singers


    Chamber Singers is a select vocal ensemble of twelve to twenty-four singers performing choral masterpieces from all periods of music, including madrigals, spirituals, jazz arrangements, twentieth-century choral music, and contemporary choral music.  Utilizing small ensemble techniques, the group performs a cappella and accompanied music in concerts at high schools, nursing homes, churches, and service organizations in and around the local area.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Corequisite:  MUS 190 The College Choir

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

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

    1. Participate in a concert that demonstrates the students' ability to rehearse and perform in a small vocal ensemble.
    2. Demonstrate appropriate concert etiquette.


  
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    MUS 294 - Voice Class II


    Continuation of Voice Class I and for students who have performed in high school musicals, chorus and/ or those who have studied privately.  This is a group situation in which vocal literature appropriate to individual and group singing will be sung.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 194 Voice Class I or permission of instructor

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

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

    1. Continue to sing moderately complex class songs as well as a more advanced solo song/aria employing standard techniques for good vocal production.
    2. Demonstrate singing with proper breath support, and will demonstrate frontal and pharyngeal resonance, proper diction, and vowel equalization.
    3. Continue to sing more advanced songs or arias with an understanding of proper vocal pedagogy.


  
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    MUS 295 - Special Topics in Music


    Course will be an in depth study of a specific topic in music.

    Credits: 1-3
    Hours
    1-3 Class Hours; 1-3 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    The specific learning outcomes will vary according to the particular course/subject taught.  The specific outcomes developed will all support and be grounded in the general Music Program outcomes.  (i.e. Articulate the intrinsic constructs of music as they relate to music theory, music history and musical styles and practices of major composers from the Renaissance through the post-modern era as it pertains to the special topics course.)

  
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    MUS 296 - Internship


    An internship for individual students with local arts, educational, or business organizations.  The students will gain professional work experience in preparation for careers related to music.  Students will work under the supervision of a faculty member and keep a journal of tasks completed at their internship site.

    Credits: 1-3 Variable
    Hours
    3-9
    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 music.
    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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    MUS 297 - Applied Music III


    Continuation of MUS 198 Applied Music II, for third semester students.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 198 Applied Music II

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

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

    1. Demonstrate sophomore level (first semester) vocal or instrumental performance skills and techniques in their respective applied areas that meet or exceed the requirements established at various transfer institutions.


  
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    MUS 298 - Applied Music IV


    Continuation of MUS 197 Applied Music III, for fourth semester students.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MUS 297 Applied Music III

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

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

    1. Demonstrate sophomore level (second semester) vocal or instrumental performance skills and techniques in their respective applied areas that meet or exceed the requirements established at various transfer institutions.


  
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    MUS 299 - Independent Study: Music


    An individual student project concerned with advanced work in a specific area of music.  Conducted under the direction of a faculty member, independent study is concerned with material beyond the scope and depth of the ordinary course.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  3 semester hours of college level work in music

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

    Dependent on the specific approved activity.

  
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    OCE 226 - Oceanography


    Oceanography is the study of fundamental principles of ocean science.  A wide range of subjects will be presented including marine organisms, ocean currents, waves, geophysical fluid dynamics, plate tectonics, the geology of the ocean floor, tides, coastal processes, and the biology of diverse ecosystems such as deep sea vents, coral reefs, and estuaries.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  PHS 111 Earth Investigations; or PHS 114 Meteorology; or PHS 115 The Dynamic Earth; or PHS 116 Global Warming: Energy and the Environment; or CHM 126 Marine Chemistry: An Introduction to Chemical Oceanography

    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 the geologic history of the oceans.
    2. Describe the fundamental physical properties of seawater, and explain the temporal and spatial variation in these properties.
    3. Describe the major water currents and circulation of ocean waters with these currents.
    4. Explain the formation of waves and understand the differences between the major wave types.
    5. Explain why coastal waters are biological, highly productive and diverse.
    6. Explain why the future productivity of such coastal water regions is uncertain.
    7. Explain how the ocean influences life on land and the role it plays in global climate.


  
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    PED 100 - Archery


    Fundamentals of shooting - seven-step approach.  Proper target shooting technique and form stressed.

    Credits: (1/2)
    Hours
    4 Class Hours, 11 Laboratory Hours per semester
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Identify and execute with proficiency the seven steps of shooting the bow and arrow.  This includes the following steps: stance, draw, anchor, aim, release, follow through and after-hold.
    2. Recognize and name the parts of the bow, arrow and target.
    3. Recognize and apply the basic safety procedures when shooting the bow.
    4. Demonstrate minimal levels of accuracy when shooting the bow at 11, 13, 15, and 18 yard distances.


  
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    PED 103 - Backpacking (CV)


    A series of laboratories and lectures that focus on outdoor education and the recreational activity of backpacking. Students learn to select, care for, and properly use the essential equipment required for backpacking and some low-cost alternatives to more expensive items. This course also focuses on environmental education, including the safety aspects of backpacking and taking care of our environment, stressing low ecological impact. Students participate in hikes and may have the opportunity for an overnight backpacking trip.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    15 Class Hours, 15 Laboratory Hours per half semester
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Demonstrate fundamental skills and techniques of basic outdoor skills while participating in hiking exercises.
    2. Discuss the history, etiquette, strategies, current research, sustainability, and safety precautions associated with backpacking.
    3. Evaluate hiking conditions, including safe wilderness preparedness, weather and environmental conditions, choosing appropriate equipment, and planning.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of any impact we have on the natural environment while hiking and how to minimize that impact.


  
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    PED 106 - Badminton (CV)


    Instruction and practice in the various strokes.  Rules, terminology and equipment.  Strategy for singles and doubles.

    Credits: (1/2)
    Hours
    4 Class Hours, 11 Laboratory Hours per half semester
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Recognize and identify the five basic shots in the game of badminton.
    2. Demonstrate the five basic shots in the game of badminton.
    3. Have an understanding of the rules and scoring of a badminton game.
    4. Identity and execute the two basic service strokes/Drop and High clear.
    5. Have an appreciation of badminton as a game that allows for a wide range of expertise and conditioning, from leisurely played in back yard game to a highly competitive athletic event.


  
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    PED 107 - Ballet I (CV)


    Beginning Ballet will introduce students to the basic elements of classical ballet in ballet technique classes.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    8 Class Hours, 22 Laboratory Hours
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Increase body awareness through skills in ballet technique.
    2. Recognize and utilize beginning ballet vocabulary and terminology.
    3. Understand the relationship between the personal dance experience and dance as a performing art form.


  
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    PED 110 - Basic Ice Skating (CV)


    A course in basic ice skating technique that moves from less difficult to more difficult performance skating sequences.  Students will undergo an assessment of skills at the beginning of the course and will be given instructions and practice time for improvement of skills.  Speed of performance as well as execution will be stressed.  Will fulfill the C-V requirement.  Students will need to bring skates or rent them from the BCC Rink where the course is taught.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    8 Class Hours, 22 Job Hours, 1 Credit
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Identify the wellness benefits of this life-time recreational activity.
    2. Execute basic ice skating skills.
    3. Develop proper body alignment and posture.
    4. Recognize ice skating terminology.
    5. Identify safety concerns regarding ice skating.
    6. Demonstrate basic care and use of equipment.


  
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    PED 113 - Lifeguard Training


    Provides the necessary minimum skills to become certified as a lifeguard by the American Red Cross.  Introduction to lifeguard procedures, supervision, rescue techniques, swimming skills, facilities, and spinal injury management.  Provides practice of water skills, rescue techniques, swimming speed and conditioning.  For lifeguard certification by the American Red Cross, students must meet skill and time requirements and pass a written final exam.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Ability to swim 500 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order:  200 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing propellant kick, 100 yards of breaststroke; 200 yards of front crawl or breaststroke using rhythmic breathing (may be a mixture of front crawl and breaststroke); ability to swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of seven to ten feet, retrieve a 10 lb. object, return to the surface and swim 20 yards to the starting point with the object.

    Note:  Adult CPR and standard first-aid are additional requirements for certification by the American Red Cross and are not included in this course.  These courses must be completed before the end of the term, for Red Cross lifeguard training certification to be completed.

    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. Become a certified Lifeguard with the American Red Cross.
    2. Hold current certification in Adult CPR and standard First-Aid.
    3. Successfully pass water and written final exam in Lifeguard training.


  
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    PED 118 - Solutions in Fitness and Wellness


    Students participate in an individualized fitness program.  Each student will be tested for fitness levels in cardio-respiratory, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.  Results of the profile will help determine a workout routine for classroom activity.  Discussions on chapter topics (including Wellness topics) and tests will assist students in making healthy lifestyle choices.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    8 Class Hours, 22 Studio Hours
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Know and understand the 5 components of fitness.
    2. Develop the skills and knowledge to pass a selective physical fitness test.
    3. Demonstrate improvement in at least one weakness as defined in the pre-assessment profile.
    4. Recognize and apply the fitness principles as it relates to the improvement or maintenance of one's overall health and wellbeing.


     

  
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    PED 119 - Solutions in Fitness and Wellness


    Students participate in an individualized fitness program.  Each student will be tested for fitness levels in cardio-respiratory, muscle strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition.  Results of the profile will help determine a workout routine for classroom activity.  Discussions on chapter topics (including Wellness components) and tests will assist students in making healthy lifestyle choices.  PED 119 has one more hour of activity than PED 118, and more emphasis on taking command by making healthy decisions about workouts.  There is usually an improvement grade built in for motivational purposes.

    Credits: 1.50
    Hours
    12 Class Hours, 33 Studio Hours
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Know and understand the 5 components of fitness.
    2. Develop the skills and knowledge to pass a selective physical fitness test.
    3. Demonstrate improvement in at least one weakness as defined in the pre-assessment profile.
    4. Recognize and apply the fitness principles as it relates to the improvement or maintenance of one's overall health and wellbeing.

     

  
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    PED 120 - Foundations of Exercise


    A Lab/Lecture course designed for students interested in a career in personal training, exercise supervision and instruction.  The many components of Fitness will be discussed in relationship to health, wellness, and athletic attributes.  The course is designed to expose students to Sport Sciences as they relate to human exercise.  Students integrate physical fitness principles and health components to formulate a personal wellness plan relative to their needs and those of their peers, with a goal to positively impact health, fitness and wellness.  This class includes both theory and practice through a lecture and laboratory experience.  The course will provide students the opportunity to learn about changes that occur in the body during exercise and prepare them for the NASM Certified Personal Trainer Certification.  There is an extra fee associated with this course for the NASM certification.

    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. Identify and differentiate between health related and skill related components of fitness.
    2. Conduct fitness assessments, develop fitness and wellness programs, and perform a variety of different exercise formats in order to help others learn proper exercise techniques.
    3. Identify concepts and structures of basic anatomy, physiology, human movement, biomechanics, nutrition, metabolism, and kinesiology principles.
    4. Recognize the relationship between physical activity and risk for disease, including the importance of lifestyle choices, exercise psychology, behavior and how they relate to overall health.


  
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    PED 123 - Exploration of Movement


    This course will provide opportunities for students to explore movement of the self.  Students will discover creative expression through specialized sets of exercises and tasks that utilize improvisional techniques.  Experiencing the joy and freedom of movement, students may gain a heightened awareness of self-worth and increased confidence that may support their academic success.

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

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

    1. Discern and participate in typical patterns of movement.
    2. Recognize and develop alternative patterns of movement.
    3. Express themselves differently through their body language.
    4. Perform patterns of movement with greater self-confidence.
    5. Articulate in writing:
      a)  Why the student believes preconceived restrictions hinder potential.
      b)  How through movement and gesture a student could increase pride and self-expression.
      c)  How differences in perception are made similar through creative movement.


  
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    PED 124 - Track & Field (CV)


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

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

    1. Understand what events comprise a track and field meet.
    2. Compete in the track and field events of their choice.
    3. Have participated in two to four track and field meets.
    4. Understand why it is important to exercise regularly and the benefits of doing so.


  
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    PED 127 - Jogging (CV)


    Jogging as a possible leisure time activity.  Physiological benefits, improvement of technique and basic principles of training.  Individual works at own level and sets own goals.  Distance usually worked:  2 miles.

    Credits: (1/2)
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 12 Laboratory Hours per semester
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Have knowledge of fundamental skills, techniques, related to jogging.
    2. Have proficiency in execution of skills covered.
    3. Have an understanding of strategies, safety and etiquette associated with jogging.
    4. Have an understanding of the mental and physical health benefits to be derived from jogging.
    5. Have an appropriate level of proficiency in personal health as it relates to components such as cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, body composition, balance, coordination and agility.


  
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    PED 130 - Karate (CV)


    Classical karate on the beginning and intermediate levels.  Philosophy and brief history of karate. Basic kata (forms) together with self-defense and prearranged sparring techniques.  Free sparring with no body contact.  Emphasis is on physical conditioning and mental discipline.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    8 Class Hours, 22 Laboratory Hours per semester
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Demonstrate up to 6 basic kicking techniques as explained.
    2. Demonstrate up to 6 basic striking techniques as explained.
    3. Demonstrate up to 4 basic blocking techniques as explained.
    4. Demonstrate up to 6 basic elbow techniques as explained.
    5. Demonstrate 3 basic sparring drills.
    6. Perform basic stances and footwork.
    7. Identify and execute up to 10self dense forms.
    8. Identify and perform basic kata/form.


  
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    PED 135 - Jazz Dance I (CV)


    Jazz dance technique through practical skill work, jazz styles and dance combinations.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    8 Class Hours, 22 Laboratory Hours per semester
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of Dance Terminology and Basic Positions.
    2. Understand basic dance techniques.
    3. Demonstrate and incorporate an understanding of proper stretching techniques.
    4. Understand and utilize proper warm ups.
    5. Incorporate proper dance class etiquette.
    6. Understand and incorporate dance composition basics in small group studies.
    7. Master various steps and connect movement into short combinations.
    8. Demonstrate an understanding of the use of parallel and turned out positions.
    9. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of proper core work.
    10. Critically analyze various dance forms (jazz dance) through observation and writing.


  
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    PED 140 - Dance Pilates (CV)


    A cardiovascular course designed to use techniques that build the core musculature of the body.  Aerobic dance routines will be utilized to increase the activity levels to a point where fitness will increase.  This is an active, participatory course.

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

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

    1. Demonstrate proper breathing techniques.
    2. Identify a series of appropriate warming up exercises.
    3. Perform correct maneuvers and sequence of exercises that strengthen muscles and increase flexibility and cardiovascular function.
    4. Recognize when over-exertion and overuse can occur and take steps to avoid injury.
    5. Show how to go through a proper cool down.


  
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    PED 141 - Yoga (CV)


    In this class, yoga postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body.  Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated.  Students can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement.  Full-body relaxation and balance are the goals, as we make a full circuit of the body's range of motion with standing postures, twists, backbends, forward folds, and hip openers.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    8 Class Hours; 22 Studio Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Demonstrate proficiency at the poses covered in class (at the beginner level).
    2. Increase their dynamic flexibility.
    3. Identify some of the major muscles used in a given pose.
    4. List the correct progressions into a given pose.


  
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    PED 146 - Aerobics (CV)


    This course is designed to offer the students a wide variety of cardiovascular fitness activities to enhance physical fitness.  Activities include: High/Low impact, yoga, Zumba, kickboxing, cardio confusion, Cross fitness, HIIT, Insanity, cardio drumming and many more group fitness options. 

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    8 Class Hours, 22 Laboratory Hours per semester
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Describe the importance of a warm up, cool down, and target heart rate.
    2. Demonstrate ability to assess heart rate before, during, and after aerobic exercise.
    3. Identify ways to increase and decrease heart rate and intensity during aerobic exercise.
    4. Recognize the warning signs of over exertion, overuse and injury.



     

  
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    PED 150 - Personal Nutrition


    Students will learn the basic principles of good nutrition; how energy nutrients work within their body and how they can use nutrition to improve their overall health.  They will also be able to utilize this information to decipher the current nutrition recommendations being addressed in the media.

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

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

    1. Explain the role of nutrients in the human body.
    2. Apply knowledge of nutrition to a personal life style, nutrition plan, weight control and activity, and/ or athletic performance.
    3. Explain the relationship between diet and: Health, disease and weight control.
    4. Make a personal assessment of their dietary practices and proposals.
    5. Identify claims regarding food and additives.
    6. Apply the concepts of reliable research and consumer behaviors to one's advantage.


  
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    PED 160 - History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport


    This course is devoted to the study of physical education and sport based on major historical events and associated philosophies that have shaped physical education and sport from ancient times to present.  We will examine basic concepts and current issues within physical education, athletics, fitness, and wellness.  Future trends will be explored. 


     

    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 historical events, leaders, educators and philosophies in the evolution of Sports and Physical Education.
    2. Analyze past, current, and future trends in Physical Education and Sport.
    3. Describe the basic concepts and issues related to the various sub disciplines in Physical Education and Sport.
    4. Evaluate career options available in the field of Physical Education and Sports Studies.
    5. Create a personal philosophy with regard to Physical Education and Sports Studies.

     

  
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    PED 161 - Sport and Society


    This course is an introduction to the field of sport sociology.  Consequently, the first objective is to provide students with the knowledge of important concepts, methods, and theoretical approaches that define this subdiscipline.  The second objective is to familiarize the students with sociological perspective to studying sport as a socio-cultural phenomenon, and to examine the often-controversial relationships between gender, race, class, and sexuality and the institution of sport.  The third objective is to develop critical thinking through analyzing the social, political, cultural and historical context of sport in the United States and other societies.

     

    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 knowledge of important concepts, methods and theoretical approaches that define this sub-discipline, in essays, exams or presentations.
    2. Apply a sociological perspective to sport as a socio-cultural phenomenon, and examine the often-controversial relationships between race, gender, class, and sexuality and the institution of sport.  They will do so in essays, exams, and presentations.
    3. Analyze the social, political, cultural and historical context of sport in the United States and other societies.  They will do so in essay, exams and presentations.

     

  
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    PED 162 - Personal and Community Health


    This elective course introduces the student to the health issues and problems related to individuals and communities.  This course explores aspects of wellness/health promotion and factors which impede wellness/health.  Throughout the course, the student will explore various topics, including, but not limited to:  mental health, stress, nutrition, physical activity, body image, drug and alcohol use, social relationships, sexuality, reproductive choices, communicable diseases including sexually transmitted diseases, chronic diseases, aging, personal safety, and violence/injury prevention.  An exploration of current events related to community health topics assists the student to develop an understanding of issues related to wellness/health racing consumers.  This course will allow students to gain a better understanding of their physical, emotional, and social needs and to develop strategies to promote their overall health and well-being.

     

    Credits: 3
    Cross-listed
    HST 162
    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 factors to promote health/wellness for individuals and the community.
    2. Identify factors which impede health/wellness for individuals and the community.
    3. Identify steps to improve personal safety, and to prevent violence and injury.
    4. Locate and analyze current events related to community health topics.
    5. Assess their individual levels of wellness; identifying lifestyle changes they intend to make to improve their overall wellness.

     

  
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    PED 168 - Exploring Healthy Lifestyles


    This course is a theoretical classroom approach to assessing and evaluating healthy pathways in life.  Students will explore and analyze the components of diet and exercise that can be chosen which may lead to a happier and healthier life.  Emphasis is placed on making educated decisions and using the self-motivation and discipline necessary to make changes leading to a more active healthy lifestyle.

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

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

    1. Discuss all of the factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
    2. Attend an exercise class on the SUNY Broome Campus.
    3. Complete a 1 mile run.
    4. Perform 10 pushups and 10 sit-ups.
    5. Do stretching exercises and learn their importance in injury prevention.
    6. Learn the wellness value of regular exercise.


  
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    PED 169 - Tennis (CV)


    Instruction and practice in the basic strokes - forehand, backhand, serve and volley.  Rules, terminology and equipment.  Strategy for singles and doubles.

    Credits: (1/2)
    Hours
    4 Class Hours, 11 Laboratory Hours per half semester
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Grip-(forehand, backhand, service and volley)
    2. Ready position, hitting position.
    3. Know the execution of forehand, backhand, volley and serve.
    4. Know the execution of volley.
    5. Serve the play in to play.
    6. Learn proper tennis scoring and appropriate terminology.
    7. Learn and execute proper pre-match warm-up.


  
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    PED 171 - Principles of Training and Conditioning


    Students will learn the principles of physical fitness and training, as well as the effects of training on various systems of the body.  With this knowledge, they will organize, assemble, and present their own personal life-long fitness programs.

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

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

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Health related components of fitness.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of the components of a strength and conditioning program, including proper technique and execution of exercises.
    3. Design an effective program by assessing personal fitness levels and developing a personal fitness program, including components of a strength and conditioning program.


  
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    PED 172 - Volleyball (CV)


    A basic course in the fundamentals of power volleyball.  Team strategy, history and rules.  Drills and competitive play.

    Credits: (1/2)
    Hours
    4 Class Hours, 12 Laboratory Hours per half semester
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Understand the rules and regulations of volleyball.
    2. Execute the basic skills of volleyball: forearm pass, set, and (underhand) serve in a game like setting.
    3. Demonstrate knowledge of correct skill selection and decision making-making abilities.
    4. Facilitate game- play in controlled environment.
    5. Work cooperatively as a small group as well as with the larger class as a whole.
    6. Work to challenge each other to improve their skills in a competitive and cooperative environment.


  
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    PED 173 - Fitness Walking (CV)


    Fitness Walking is a safe form of aerobic exercise which can be incorporated into one's life style and individual fitness program.  Blended class requires proper shoes and foul weather gear as needed.

    Totally online class requires each student to have a FitBit.

    Credits: (1-1/2)
    Hours
    12 Class Hours, 33 Laboratory Hours
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Apply the components of an effective physical fitness program, utilizing walking as a primary activity.
    2. Improve physical conditioning by participating in a regular walking program.
    3. Perform basic fitness walking techniques.
    4. Apply proper technique to set pacing for safe and effective walking for fitness.
    5. Understand the importance of a balanced lifestyle and the role wellness plays in it.


  
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    PED 175 - Weight Training


    Introduction to the weight room including free weights, weight machines, and lifting equipment. Components of fitness, principles of training, strength development, lifting techniques and spotting are topics covered within the course. Students will develop individualized strength training programs and participate in the programs they create.

    Credits: (1/2)
    Hours
    3 Class Hours, 12 Laboratory Hours per half semester
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Demonstrate knowledge of the components of a strength training program through development of an effective personal program.
    2. Perform and assess proper lifting and spotting techniques for basic exercises in the weight room.
    3. Identify, through performing exercises to work each of the major muscle groups, including the use of repetition and sets.
    4. Describe the FITT principle, progressive overload, and other principles of training as they pertain to strength training.


  
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    PED 181 - Adventure Activities (CV)


    Adventure Activities involves innovative warm-ups and conditioning exercises within a group setting as the group works together to problem-solve, develop trust through activities and work to solve challenges in adventure settings.  Through the stages of development, the student will gain an understanding of how to build more effective groups, demonstrate modeling and cooperation and learn healthy risk-taking behaviors.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    8 Class Hours, 22 Laboratory Hours
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Explain the definition of Adventure activities and the importance of including this non-stereotypical curriculum in a Physical Education setting.
    2. Demonstrate leadership, decision making techniques, and group dynamic skills necessary to accomplish problem solving activities.
    3. Demonstrate professional behavior and practice safety procedures, while participating in class.
    4. Identify ways to modify activities for diverse populations.


  
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    PED 187 - Team Sports


    Classroom activities and experiences are designed to provide students with knowledge of the concepts associated with skill development in team sports.  Students will participate in and develop team plays, passing and scoring in net/wall sports.  Students will demonstrate game performance skills in four exemplar sports.

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

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

    1. Identify and apply proper techniques and basic skills in team sports.
    2. Demonstrate proper educational techniques, including modifications, for teaching team sports.
    3. Identify rules, regulations, safety protocols, and sportsmanship for team sports.


  
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    PED 188 - Rhythms and Dance (CV)


    This course is designed to introduce students to various forms of dance such as folk, square, social, popular, and creative.  The forms of dance will be presented in developmentally appropriate units.  Emphasis will be on learning the dance patterns and then performing them proficiently.

    Credits: 1
    Hours
    4 Class Hours, 26 Laboratory Hours
    Note
    CV=cardiovascular

    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Perform basic locomotor movements, combinations, rhythms, and steps.
    2. Identify the rhythmic and musical differences between social, improvisational and prescribed dance genres.
    3. Explain the importance of dance in a physical education curriculum.


  
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    PED 210 - Exercise Assistant Internship


    With supervised assistance, students will obtain knowledge, and develop skills, while working in a fitness center.  Placements will include a collegiate setting (22.5 hours), and also include one local fitness setting in the community (22.5 hours).  (45 hours total in internship)

     

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  PED 119 Solutions in Fitness


     

    Credits: 1.5
    Hours
    45 total for internship
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Effectively describe job training, job duties and responsibilities.
    2. Investigate and report on procedures followed for employee training, evaluation and advancement.
    3. Describe in depth exactly what was learned within the professional experience.
    4. Describe and track in writing a personal log of experiences, professional development and personal challenges and successes.
    5. Apply skills from professional learning to career experience.

     

  
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    PED 269 - Tennis II


    Students will learn intermediate tennis skills to enhance their level of play.  Competitive skills and strategies will be emphasized with a concentration on doubles play.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  PED 169 Tennis I

    Credits: .5
    Hours
    4 Class Hours, 11 Laboratory Hours
    Course Profile
    Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

    1. Demonstrate consistency in their basic skills of forehand, backhand, volley, and serve.
    2. Execute a slice, lob, and overhead, and utilize each in play.
    3. Pass a quiz recalling the rules for a singles and a doubles game.
    4. Employ learned singles strategies during a game.
    5. Employ learned doubles strategies during a game.


  
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    PHI 102 - General Philosophy


    This course introduces philosophy by examining some of its major areas, including metaphysics (theories concerning the nature of reality), epistemology (theories concerning the nature of human knowledge), ethics (theories of morality), and logic.

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

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

    1. Define the conventions and methods of philosophy.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on text, visual images, or artifacts.


  
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    PHI 201 - Ethics: Moral Philosophy


    An introduction to the major theories of ethics in Western philosophy and includes thinkers such as Aristotle, Kant, Bentham and others.  Contemporary moral issues are discussed to illuminate proper moral reasoning.  Ethical questions considered may include, but will not be limited to:  How should we act to be considered moral?  Do we have an obligation to minimize suffering, ensure that our actions can be universalized or embrace our culture's standards of behavior?  Is morality objective, relative, dependent on a deity or created by humans?

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

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

    1. Define the conventions and methods of philosophy.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on text, visual images, or artifacts.


  
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    PHI 203 - Philosophical Issues in American Education


    Philosophy of selected American educators, with attention on the historical development of the American educational system.  Brief review of educational philosophies from antiquity to the present, including Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau.  Analysis of educational issues and of key terms in education from philosophical perspective.  The nature of the individual, the school, society, and the underlying philosophical interrelations that may exist.  An examination of the role of diversity, equity, inclusion and social/racial justice in American education.

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

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

    1. Define the conventions and methods of philosophy.
    2. Recognize and analyze nuance and complexity of meaning through critical reflections on text, visual images, or artifacts.
    3. Describe the historical and contemporary societal factors that shape the development of individual and group identify 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.
    • Identify the historical importance of the philosophy of education in American education.
    • Explain the individual philosophies of the major educational philosophers.
    • Identify the philosophies that influence educational reform in American schooling.


  
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    PHI 299 - Independent Study: Philosophy


    An individual student project concerned with advanced work in a specific area of philosophy.  Conducted under the direction of a faculty member, the independent study is concerned with material beyond the scope and depth of ordinary course.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  3 semester hours of college level work in philosophy

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

    Course outcomes will be determined by the instructor with the consent of the department chair and Dean of Liberal Arts.

  
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    PHS 112 - Interactions with the Natural World


    Explore the relationships between living organisms and their physical environment in this activity-based course.  Study Earth's atmosphere and seasons and explore the resulting adaptations of living things, for example through photosynthesis and respiration.  Investigate rocks and minerals as the building blocks of the solid Earth and cells as the basic unit of life.  Biologic and earth science concepts are integrated to show the prehistoric and modern interactions among Earth's atmosphere, its rocks and minerals and its life.  Students are expected to become personally involved with in-class and at-home activities and projects.  Learning is accomplished by experimentation and discussion within cooperative groups; the laboratory becomes the classroom.  Appropriate for Elementary Education and Early Childhood majors.

    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. Distinguish among the following:  theory, hypothesis, inference, observation.
    2. Formulate hypotheses about phenomena under discussion; design and perform simple experiments to test the hypothesis; analyze and interpret data from the experiment to support or refute the hypothesis.
    3. Describe the components and organization of our solar system and understand the scale of planetary distances and sizes in our solar system.
    4. Describe some major conditions necessary to develop and sustain life on an astronomical body.
    5. Plot a scale diagram of Earth's geologic history and recognize the interdependence of geologic, meteorologic and biologic events along this time line.
    6. Describe and demonstrate the changes in daylight during a year and explain the reasons for these changes; describe adaptations of organisms to daylight and darkness and to seasons.
    7. Describe the temperature and pressure characteristics of Earth's atmosphere and list its component gases and their major functions.
    8. Distinguish between the processes of photosynthesis and respiration and describe simple experiments which can demonstrate each process.
    9. Describe how heat is transferred within and to the atmosphere and to Earth's surface; describe major factors which affect the heating of Earth's surface.
    10. Describe and perform the main physical tests and observations necessary to identify rocks and minerals.
    11. Distinguish between plant and animal cells and describe the main components of both.
    12. Discuss the evolution of Earth in terms of biologic change and in terms of plate tectonics.
    13. Complete projects to investigate characteristics of plants and animals.


  
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    PHS 116 - Global Warming: Energy and the Environment


    Learn about the causes and effects of global warming and other environmental threats including ozone depletion and acid rain.  How does the way we use energy affect our changing global climate?  How much energy does it take to drive our cars or light, heat and cool our homes?  How can we save energy and will saving energy make a difference?  Discover positive things we can do as a society and as individuals to help reduce human impact on the climate.  Investigate the sources of the energy we use every day.  Energy sources include: fossil fuels, nuclear, and alternative sources such as solar, wind, biomass, hydropower and geothermal energy.  Current scientific topics may be introduced by both students and instructors.  Laboratory activities include hands-on experiences, field trips and energy use analysis.

    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. Use the concept of rates to describe various processes and problems.
    2. Define velocity, acceleration and displacement.
    3. List Newton's Laws of motion and predict motion of objects using Newton's Laws.
    4. Define and use the concepts of work and energy to solve problems.
    5. Use the concept of a model.
    6. Describe and solve problems using the concepts of gravity, electric charge, and magnetic force.
    7. Describe the origin and treatment for particulate and gaseous air pollution.
    8. Define and use the basic principles of thermodynamics to describe the operation of various plants and the treatment of thermal pollution.
    9. Describe the operation of a nuclear power plant and the possible consequences thereof.
    10. Describe the energy technology of the future and the possible consequences thereof.
    11. List and discuss the problems associated with the alternatives to conventional motor vehicles.
    12. Describe a sound wave, the human ear, and noise pollution.
    13. Discuss the prospects for mass transportation.
    14. Describe remote sensing of materials.
    15. Discuss the prospects for materials recycling.


  
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    PHS 117 - Exploring Everyday Phenomena


    This course uses activities that engage the students in hands-on learning of common physical concepts by experimentation.  The course will improve students' perspectives and comfort with science while promoting scientific literacy.  There will be no distinction between lab and lecture since the activities are an integral part of the teaching and learning process in the course.  The methods and ideas of the course will usually be based on the use of commonly available materials.  Group-based activities include observations and measurements, solids, liquids, gases, heat, simple machines, magnets, static electricity and electrical devices.  Appropriate for Elementary Education and Early Childhood majors.

    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. Make length, area, and volume measurements using standard metric units.
    2. Understand and be able to find the density of various types of materials.
    3. Understand and give evidence for the idea that matter consists of tiny particles called atoms.
    4. Understand the basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases.
    5. Understand that energy comes in many forms, is conserved, and may be converted from one form to another, but that the conversion will involve some losses in useful energy.
    6. Describe methods of heat transfer:  conduction, convection and radiation.
    7. Describe the operation of and the work, force, distance relationships involved in simple machines.
    8. Understand the results of simple experiments in electrostatics and magnetism.
    9. Understand the components of electrical circuits and be able to wire simple circuits.


  
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    PHS 291 - Special Topics in Physical Science


    Special courses covering particular topics in the Physical Sciences beyond the scope of normal course offerings.

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

    Learning outcomes will be developed depending on the area of study.

  
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    PHS 292 - Special Topics in Physical Science


    Special courses covering particular topics in the Physical Sciences beyond the scope of normal course offerings.

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

    Learning outcomes will be developed depending on the area of study.

  
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    PHS 293 - Special Topics in Physical Science


    Special courses covering particular topics in the Physical Sciences beyond the scope of normal course offerings.

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

    Learning outcomes will be developed depending on the area of study.

  
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    PHS 298 - Physical Science Senior Seminar


    This course is a capstone course for students in the LAAS program who plan to go on to major in one of the physical sciences.  Students will learn how to search for, read, and interpret scientific papers, and then present that information to others in a formal setting.  This will prepare students for their science program at a 4-year school by becoming better consumers and producers of scientific information through journal articles and presentations.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  PHS 113 Astronomy - Exploring the Universe, PHS 114 Meteorology: Investigating the Weather, or PHS 115 The Dynamic Earth

    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 paper.
    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 physical science.


  
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    PHY 090 - Preparatory Physics


    In this course, students will learn how to apply basic numerical, algebraic, and trigonometric procedures to the solution of physical problems.  Topics are selected from the fields of mechanics, heat, wave motion, electricity, optics, and electromagnetic radiation.  Numerous laboratory exercises and in-class activities are integrated into the course to reinforce understanding of the physical principles.  The course is designed for students who have not had high school physics, or need a basic introduction to physics before taking higher level physics or technology courses.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  MAT 096 Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 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 the ability to understand and apply the basic concepts and models of physics to experiments and applications related to the real world.
    2. Perform calculations with inputs of differing accuracy and state the result with the appropriate number of significant figures.
    3. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of data measurement, units, and unit conversions.


  
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    PHY 118 - Physics for Physical Therapist Assistants


    Course is designed to cover topics in physics specifically related to PTA students.  The topics covered include: forces, torques, linear motion, energy, momentum, conservation laws; temperature and heat, temperature scales, heat transfer, changes of state; electric fields, potential difference; Ohm's law, DC circuits, magnetic field, electromagnetic induction, motion of charges in magnetic fields; wave motion, electromagnetic spectrum, atomic structure.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisites:  MAT 096 Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry or equivalent

    Credits: 4
    Hours
    3 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. Discriminate between fundamental and derived units of measurement.
    2. State an appropriate SI unit for each physical quantity studied throughout the course.
    3. Measure physical quantities in laboratory.
    4. Perform a mathematical analysis of experimental data and graphs.
    5. Solve algebraic motion problems.
    6. State Newton's laws of motion.
    7. Solve simple problems using Newton's Second Law.
    8. Define mass in terms of inertia and discriminate between weight and mass.
    9. Solve problems involving equilibrium of forces and equilibrium of torques.
    10. Relate equilibrium concepts to common physical therapy practices.
    11. Solve equilibrium problems which include a buoyant force.
    12. Define concepts of work and power.
    13. Distinguish among gravitational potential energy, kinetic energy, and elastic potential energy.
    14. State the work energy theorem and conditions under which it leads to conservation of total mechanical energy.
    15. Solve problems using the work energy theorem, or the law of conservation of energy, where appropriate.
    16. Distinguish between temperature and heat.
    17. Solve problems involving thermal equilibrium and heat transfer.
    18. Describe the present theory of the composition of matter in terms of the Standard Model of Elementary Particles.
    19. Define charge in terms of its consequences, using Coulomb's Law.
    20. Name the electrostatic force and the gravitational force as two examples of an inverse-square law.
    21. Define current, voltage, and resistance.
    22. Graphically illustrate the difference between the time dependencies of DC and AC voltages.
    23. Use Ohm's Law to solve simple problems.
    24. State the relationship between voltage, current, and electrical power.
    25. Compute electric power, electric energy, and cost of operation of ordinary household appliances.
    26. Solve simple problems about circuits containing series and parallel resistor combinations.
    27. Know how to connect an ammeter, a voltmeter, a fuse, and a circuit breaker into an electric circuit.
    28. Define open and short, and state the consequence of having each in a series or in a parallel circuit.
    29. State the function and purpose of a capacitor and name devices which use capacitors.
    30. Identify the function of a transformer.
    31. Define electric and magnetic fields.
    32. Describe the phenomenon of electromagnetic induction.
    33. Describe the principle of operation of an electric generator.
    34. Use the mathematical relationships among wavelength, period, frequency, and speed to solve problems.
    35. Distinguish among the parts of the electromagnetic spectrum on the basis of wavelength, frequency, and energy.
    36. Compute the energy of electromagnetic radiation given either its frequency or wavelength.
    37. Describe the relationship between electromagnetic energy and transitions between electron energy levels.


  
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    PHY 161 - Physics I: Mechanics and Heat


    Physics includes the study of matter and motion, mass and energy.  It tells you how and why things move.  It is important for everyone from technicians to doctors to know why something happens.  Problem solving skills that you learn in physics will help you in other courses, as will the skills in laboratory observation and analysis.  In Mechanics you will learn about forces and the accelerations they produce, and conservation laws for energy and momentum.  In thermodynamics you will study how heat energy affects the properties of matter.  This includes topics that range from how atoms bounce around on a hot day to the operation of a gasoline engine.  Physics provides the underlying concepts used in technologies and in other sciences.  Basic principles are applied to solve realistic problems, using algebra and elementary trigonometry.  This course is designed for Liberal Arts, Computer Science, and Technology students and others who are interested in learning why things happen the way they do.  Laboratory experiences will provide you with problem solving techniques, measurement skills and applications of theory.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Minimum grade of 75 in Math B (H.S.) or a minimum grade of "C" in Math MAT 130 Applied Algebra and Trigonometry or MAT 136 College Algebra and Trigonometry.  Minimum grade of 75 in H.S. Physics or a "C" in PHY 090 Preparatory Physics.

     

    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. Write and solve algebraic motion (Newton's laws of motion) problems.
    2. Solve problems involving the equilibrium of forces and torques using simultaneous equations.
    3. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of data measurement, units, and unit conversions.
    4. Solve problems involving gravitational potential energy, and conservation of total mechanical energy.
    5. Solve problems involving thermal equilibrium and heat transfer.


  
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    PHY 162 - Physics II: Wave Motion, Electromagnetism, and Atomic Physics


    This is the second course of an algebra-based sequence in physics.  Your study of sound and light will reveal them as examples of waves, and will include study of optical instruments.  Electricity and magnetism introduces you to the basic properties of charges and currents, producing electric fields and magnetic fields.  You will progress to understand electric energy as one essential component of our standard of living.  Some selected topics in modern physics are also covered, including the study of atoms and their nuclei.  Laboratory experiences will provide you with problem solving techniques, measurement skills and applications of theory.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  PHY 161 Physics I:  Mechanics and Heat

     

    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. Solve problems involving the reflection, refraction, and dispersion of waves, and geometrical optics.
    2. Describe the phenomena of interference, diffraction, and polarization.
    3. Solve problems involving the flow of electrical charge and the transfer of electric energy in single-loop and in multi-loop circuits.
    4. Use basic concepts of relativity to solve problems involving high-speed motion.
    5. Describe the processes of radioactive decay, and solve problems with the idea of radioactive half-life, the processes of nuclear fission and fusion, and nuclear reactions.


  
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    PHY 181 - Physics for Engineers & Scientists I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics


    Engineering Physics, sometimes called "University Physics," uses calculus in the development of principles.  The topics include the description of motion and the causes of motion, with the ideas of force, energy, power, and momentum; equilibrium and rotation; and heat and its effects.  This course is designed for students studying engineering, computing, science, or mathematics.  Laboratory experiences will provide you with problem solving techniques, measurement skills and applications of theory.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite:  Minimum grade of 80 in Math B (H.S.) or a minimum of B in Math 156 Algebra and Trigonometry for Calculus, or C in MAT 181 Calculus I (preferred).  Minimum grade of 80 in H.S. Physics or C in PHY 161 Physics I:  Mechanics and Heat.

    Corequisite:  MAT 182 Calculus II (preferred)

    Prior or Concurrent:  MAT 181 Calculus I

     

    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. Compute vector sums, scalar products, and vector cross products.
    2. Use energy and work-energy principle to solve mechanics problems with constant and position-dependent forces.
    3. Solve problems involving the equilibrium of forces and torques using simultaneous equations.
    4. Solve problems involving gravitational potential energy, kinetic energy, and elastic potential energy, and conservation of total mechanical energy.
    5. Solve projectile and circular motions, using elementary differential and integral calculus.
    6. Solve problems involving thermal equilibrium and heat transfer.


  
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    PHY 182 - Physics for Engineers & Scientists II: Sound, Light, Electricity and Magnetism


    This continuation of PHY 181 covers the nature of sound and of light and their behavior; electric and magnetic forces and fields; electric circuits and electric energy transfer; and electromagnetic induction. This is the second semester of University Physics taught at most major Engineering schools. Laboratory experiences will provide you with problem solving techniques, measurement skills and applications of theory.

    Prerequisite- Corequisite
    Prerequisite: PHY 181 Physics for Engineers & Scientist I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics

    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. Analyze questions and problems involving Coulomb's Law.
    2. Utilize the concept of electric field strength in solving problems involving point charges and charge distributions.
    3. Find the electric field of symmetrical charge distributions by use of Gauss' Law.
    4. Compute the capacitance of an object and the effects of dielectrics on that capacitance.
    5. Calculate the energy stored in individual capacitors and in groups.
    6. Calculate the magnetic field using the Biot-Savart Law and Ampere's Law for various cases.
    7. Calculate the magnetic force and torque on a circuit or circuit element.
    8. Apply Faraday's Law to the solution of problems involving time-varying magnetic flux.
    9. Calculate the value of self-inductance of various objects and the effect of an inductor in a circuit.
    10. Solve DC circuits and single loop AC circuits.
    11. Calculate such characteristics as wavelength, frequency and wave speed for any wave and write a wave function appropriate for that wave which can be shown to obey the appropriate wave equation.
    12. Calculate the wavelength, frequency and speed of standing waves in string and for resonant air columns in tubes open at one or both ends.
    13. Solve problems involving simple harmonic motion with analyses based on ordinary second order differential equations.
    14. Solve problems involving the intensity of sound waves and the Doppler effect as applied to sound waves.
    15. Solve geometric optics problems involving mirrors and lenses.
    16. Solve problems involving the reflection, refraction, diffraction and interference of waves.
    17. Compute thin film thickness necessary for various interference effects.
    18. Communicate effectively in laboratory reports, following accepted reporting formats to present laboratory results cogently and succinctly.


 

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